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1997 Survey of the Health of Adolescent Girls and Boys

Country: United States

Survey Organization: Louis Harris and Associates, Inc.

Field Dates: December 1996 to June 1997

Sample: Students from grades five through 12 and a separate sample of 218 high school dropouts, from nationally representative cross-section of schools (265 public, private, or parochial schools)
Sample Sizes: 3,586 girls and 3,162 boys

Interview Method: In-class Questionnaires

This survey explores adolescent experiences and the links between behavior and health. It finds disturbingly high rates of reported abuse, depressive symptoms, and behaviors that can put health at risk and have potential lifelong consequences.

To view the topline results, download the attachment posted on the right. To read analyses of the surveys, see the Fund publications under Related Resources, on the right.

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