The latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) middle school reports are now available! Additionally, a selection of YRBS indicators for both high school and middle school have been loaded into our newest data query tool, the Hawaii Indicator-Based Information System (Hawaii-IBIS).
Here are a few highlights from the 2015 YRBS middle school data…
Bullying continues to be an issue among middle school students in Hawaii. Almost half (45%) report they have been bullied on school property and a quarter (25%) say they have been cyber-bullied. Youth who are bullied are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, substance use, and health complaints.
Over half (51%) of middle school students in Hawaii report they get 8 or more hours of sleep on an average school night. This is important because insufficient sleep can negatively affect academic performance and has been linked to depression and substance use.
One in five middle school students in Hawaii meet the Federal Guidelines for physical activity. In fact, the percent of middle school students who report being physically active for at least an hour every day in the past week has increased 60% since 2005 (16.9%, 2005 YRBS; 27.4%, 2015 YRBS). This is a great development as regular physical activity improves many aspects of health.
That’s right! The new 2015 YTS reports have been posted! Find out how many of our youth use tobacco and where they get it. Learn more about youth who start smoking and those who want to quit. See how schools and mass media are influencing tobacco use. Here are a few highlights….
In 2015, almost 1 in 3 high school students have tried a tobacco product and more than 1 in 10 are current tobacco users. Beginning January 1, 2016, individuals must be at least 21 years of age to buy tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.
Exposure to secondhand smoke in vehicles has declined considerably. In 2015, 16% of middle school students reported secondhand smoke exposure in a car in the week prior. Ten years ago, that number was almost double (30.2%, YTS 2005). Reducing exposure to secondhand smoke improves the health outcomes of both children and adults.
Social influence affects the use of tobacco among youth. In 2015, over 80% of high school students who smoked reported that one or more of their four best friends also smoked cigarettes. Among those who don’t smoke, less than 16% report that at least one of their four best friends smoke cigarettes.
Want to learn more? Don’t forget to look at the Tobacco Tracker on Hawaii Health Matters. It is charting the progress of the state toward goals set forth in the Tobacco Use Prevention & Control Plan developed by the Hawaii State Department of Health.
News & Current Updates
The Hawaii Health Data Warehouse is proud to announce the launch of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey(YRBS) module on the Hawaii Indicator-Based Information System (Hawaii-IBIS)! This data tool puts the power in your hands to find the data you need. It allows you to explore health measures by multiple dimensions, including geography, race/ethnicity, gender, and […]Read more >
There are more than 600 reports available on this website.Read more >
The Hawaii Health Data Warehouse routinely publishes reports from several data sources, including Vital Statistics and several surveillance programs. Before the reports are posted, the data providers are required to validate the reports. Validating the reports involves getting approval for the differences in numbers and formatting preferences between the data providers and HHDW reports. Differences in numbers could result from the dates of data retrieval or reporting dates, statistical tools used, and rounding or comparison methodologies.Read more >
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