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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159059
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Prevalence of Children's Health Risk Behaviors in Two Midwest Cities
Abstract:
Prevalence of Children's Health Risk Behaviors in Two Midwest Cities
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Riesch, Susan K., DNSc, RN, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin - Madison
Title:Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 600 Highland Ave K6/244 CSC, Madison, WI, 53792, USA
Contact Telephone:608-263-5169
Co-Authors:Melissa Merrick, BS and Nicole Angresano, MPH
Health-risk behaviors are defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as: activities that contribute to unintentional injuries, intentional injuries and violence, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, sexual behavior, dietary practices, and physical activity. Engaging in these behaviors remains a significant threat to individual and public health. The purpose of this paper is to report the prevalence of health risk behaviors among a sample of 5th grade students in two midwestern cities. Seventy-nine participants were boys and 78 were girls in the 5th grade, who described their health as excellent or good, had a mean age of 12.4 years, and were African American or Euro American. The 21-item Children's Health Risk Behavior Scale was used for data collection. Youth were recruited through public schools. Youth completed the CHRBS using a PDA during in-home interviews. Risk for unintentional injuries occurred because youth rarely wore bicycle or skateboard helmets and seatbelts. Risk for intentional injuries included physical fighting and considering suicide. Almost none had used cigarette or chewing tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, inhalants, or other drugs. About one third had ægone out with, kissed, or held hands with a boy/girl friend.' Nearly one-fourth reported they tried to lose weight very fast, but nearly all exercised regularly. Youth averaged 9.47 hours of sleep per night (SD = 1.28). The period prior to the transition to middle school presents the best opportunity for youth health risk behavior prevention. [Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePrevalence of Children's Health Risk Behaviors in Two Midwest Citiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159059-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Prevalence of Children's Health Risk Behaviors in Two Midwest Cities</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Riesch, Susan K., DNSc, RN, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin - Madison</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 600 Highland Ave K6/244 CSC, Madison, WI, 53792, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">608-263-5169</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">skriesch@wisc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Melissa Merrick, BS and Nicole Angresano, MPH</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Health-risk behaviors are defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as: activities that contribute to unintentional injuries, intentional injuries and violence, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, sexual behavior, dietary practices, and physical activity. Engaging in these behaviors remains a significant threat to individual and public health. The purpose of this paper is to report the prevalence of health risk behaviors among a sample of 5th grade students in two midwestern cities. Seventy-nine participants were boys and 78 were girls in the 5th grade, who described their health as excellent or good, had a mean age of 12.4 years, and were African American or Euro American. The 21-item Children's Health Risk Behavior Scale was used for data collection. Youth were recruited through public schools. Youth completed the CHRBS using a PDA during in-home interviews. Risk for unintentional injuries occurred because youth rarely wore bicycle or skateboard helmets and seatbelts. Risk for intentional injuries included physical fighting and considering suicide. Almost none had used cigarette or chewing tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, inhalants, or other drugs. About one third had &aelig;gone out with, kissed, or held hands with a boy/girl friend.' Nearly one-fourth reported they tried to lose weight very fast, but nearly all exercised regularly. Youth averaged 9.47 hours of sleep per night (SD = 1.28). The period prior to the transition to middle school presents the best opportunity for youth health risk behavior prevention. [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:39:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:39:48Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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