Healthy Teen Survey Questions - 2015
Table 70: During the past 12 months, did you ever feel so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that you stopped doing some usual activities?
Table 71: During the past 12 months, did you ever seriously consider attempting suicide?
Table 72: During the past 12 months, how many times did you actually attempt suicide?
Table 73: If you attempted suicide during the past 12 months, did any attempt result in an injury, poisoning, or overdose that had to be treated by a doctor or nurse? Table's noting "S" have been suppressed due to low number of responses.
Table 75: During the past 30 days, on how many days did you not go to school because you felt you would be unsafe at school or on your way to or from school?
Table 76: During the past 12 months, how many times has someone threatened you with a weapon such as a gun, knife, or club on school property?
Table 78: During the past 12 months, how many times were you in a physical fight on school property?
Table 79: During the past 30 days, have you been bullied by someone using any kind of technology, such as through social media, cell phones, or video games?
Table 80: During the past 30 days, have you ever been bullied at school (or on the way to or from school) in relation to any of the following issues?
Studies indicate that most young people are truthful in answering anonymous health surveys. While a small number of participants do misrepresent their true behavior, the most egregious examples are excluded from results. Data are edited to omit students who did not take the survey seriously, based on validity criteria relating to inconsistent response patterns among related items, dubious responses (the number of extreme high risk behavior responses chosen by subject area) and/or missing gender or grade. These edits capture students surveys that indicate they were "honest once in a while" or "not honest at all" and excluded them from reported results. The table below represents the 8th and 11th grade responses for the entire dataset to this questions before any altering has been done.
Table 163: How honest were you in filling out this survey? I was very honest