High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey/Youth Tobacco Survey in Maryland

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Definitions: Physically hurt by someone they dated: Percentage of students who experienced physical dating violence (being physically hurt on purpose by someone they were dating or going out with [counting such things as being hit, slammed into something, or injured with an object or weapon] one or more times during the 12 months before the survey, among students who dated or went out with someone during the 12 months before the survey)

Ever feel sad or hopeless: Percentage of students who felt sad or hopeless (almost every day for >=2 weeks in a row so that they stopped doing some usual activities, ever during the 12 months before the survey)

Ever considered attempting suicide: Percentage of students who seriously considered attempting suicide (ever during the 12 months before the survey)

Current tobacco use:  Percentage of students who currently smoked cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco or used electronic vapor products (on at least 1 day during the 30 days before the survey)

Current alcohol use: Percentage of students who currently smoked cigarettes or used electronic vapor products (on at least 1 day during the 30 days before the survey)

Current marijuana use: Percentage of students who currently used marijuana (one or more times during the 30 days before the survey)

Ever had sexual intercourse: Percentage of students who ever had sexual intercourse

Currently sexually active: Percentage of students who were currently sexually active (had sexual intercourse with at least one person, during the 3 months before the survey)

Students who are overweight or obese: Percentage of students who were overweight (>= 85th percentile but <95th percentile) or who had obesity (>= 95th percentile) for body mass index, based on sex- and age-specific reference data from the 2000 CDC growth charts

Physically active for at least 60 minutes for 5 or more days: Percentage of students who were physically active at least 60 minutes per day on 5 or more days (in any kind of physical activity that increased their heart rate and made them breathe hard some of the time during the 7 days before the survey)


Data Source: Maryland High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey/Youth Tobacco Survey (YRBS/YTS)

Footnotes: The weighted results can be used to make important inferences concerning the priority health-risk behaviors of all regular public school, charter school, and vocational school students in grades 9 through 12.

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