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2013 Results for 9th through 12th Grade
Injury and Violence

Question
Area

YRBS
Question

2013 Total Percentage

Injury

Percentage of students who never or rarely wore a seat belt when riding in a car driven by someone else.

11.6%

 

Percentage of students who never or rarely wear a seat belt when driving a car.

12.2%

 

Percentage of students who rode one or more times during the past 30 days in a car or other vehicle driven by someone who had been drinking alcohol. 

21.9%

 

Percentage of students who drove a car or other vehicle one or more times during the past 30 days when they had been drinking alcohol. 

10.7%

 

Percentage of students who have ever had an all terrain vehicle (ATV) injury that had to be treated by a doctor or nurse during the past 12 months.

3.5%

 

Among students who rode a motorcycle during the past 12 months, the percentage who never or rarely wore a helmet.

29.8%

 

Percentage of students who texted or emailed while driving a car or other vehicle on one or more of the past 30 days.

59.3%

 

Percentage of students who talked on a cell phone while driving a car or other vehicle on one or more of the past 30 days.

67.9%

School Violence

Percentage of students who carried a weapon such as a gun, knife, or club on school property on one or more of the past 30 days.

6.4%

 

Percentage of students who were in a physical fight on school property one or more times during the past 12 months.

8.8%

 

Percentage of students who had ever been bullied on school property during the past 12 months. 

25.4%

Violence

Percentage of students who have ever been the victim of teasing or name calling  during the past 12 months because someone thought you were gay, lesbian, or bisexual.

9.6%

 

Percentage of students who have ever been electronically bullied during the past 12 months.

17.1%

 

Among students who dated or went out with someone during the past 12 months, the percentage who had been physically hurt on purpose by someone they were dating or going out with one or more times during the past 12 months

9.7%

 

Percentage of students who have ever been physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to.

7.7%

Suicide

Percentage of students who felt so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that they stopped doing some usual activities during the past 12 months.

25.4%

 

Percentage of students who seriously considered attempting suicide during the past 12 months. 

16.1%

 

Percentage of students who made a plan about how they would attempt suicide during the past 12 months. 

13.5%

 

Percentage of students who actually attempted suicide one or more times during the past 12 months.

11.5%

 

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