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TopicVariableComments/definition201120092007200520032001
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Alcohol and other drugsLifetime use of alcoholNumber of days had at least one drink of alcohol during their life.YYYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsLifetime use of alcohol (2 categories)Percent of students who had at least one drink of alcohol on one or more days during their life.YYYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsAge had first drink of alcoholAge had first drink of alcohol other than a few sips.YYYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsFirst drink of alcohol before age 13Percent of students who had their first drink of alcohol other than a few sips before age 13 years.YYYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsDrinking, past 30 days (2 categories)Percent of students who had at least one drink of alcohol on one or more of the past 30 days.YYYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsBinge drinkingPast 30 days, number of days had 5 or more drinks of alcohol in a row. YYYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsBinge drinking (2 categories)percent of students who had five or more drinks of alcohol in a row, that is, within a couple of hours, on one or more of the past 30 days.YYYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsDrinking on school property (2 categories)Past 30 days, number of days had at least one drink of alcohol on school property. YYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsAge first tried marijuanaAge first tried marijuana for the first time.YYYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsMarijuana use before age 13Percent of students who tried marijuana before age 13.YYYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsLifetime marijuana useNumber of times ever used marijuana.YYYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsLifetime marijuana use (2 categories)Percent of students who used marijuana one or more times during their life.YYYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsPast 30 days, marijuana use Past 30 days, number of times used marijuana.YYYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsPast 30 days, marijuana use (2 categories)Percent of students who used marijuana one or more times during the past 30 days.YYYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsMarijuana use on school propertyPast 30 days, number of times used marijuana on school property. YYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsMarijuana use on school property (2 categories)Percent of students who used marijuana on school property one or more times during the past 30 days.YYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsLifetime cocaine useNumber of times ever used cocaine, including powder, crack, or freebase.YYYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsLifetime cocaine use (2 categories)Percent of students who used any form of cocaine, including powder, crack, or freebase one or more times during their life.YYYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsPast 30 days, cocaine usePast 30 days, number of times used any form of cocaine, including powder, crack, or freebase. YYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsPast 30 days, cocaine use (2 categories)Percent of students who used any form of cocaine, including powder,crack, or freebase one or more times during the past 30 days.YYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsLifetime, inhaled substancies to get highNumber of times ever sniffed glue, or breathed contents of aerosol spray cans or inhaled any paints to get high.YYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsLifetime, inhaled substancies to get high (2 categories)Percent of students who sniffed glue,breathed the contents of aerosol spray cans, or inhaled any paints or sprays to get high one or more times during their life.YYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsPast 30 days, inhaled substancies to get high Past 30 days, number of times sniffed glue, breathed the contents of aerosol spray cans or inhaled any paints to get high.YY
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Alcohol and other drugsHeroin useTimes ever use heroin ( also called smack, junk or China White).YYY
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Alcohol and other drugsPrescription drugsTimes ever taken steroid pills or shots without a doctor's prescription.YYYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsPrescription drugs (2 categories)Percent of students who have taken prescription drugs without a doctor's prescription one or more times during their life.YYYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsMethamphetamine useTimes ever used methamphetamines (also called speed, crystal, crank, ice).YYY
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Alcohol and other drugsEcstasy useTimes ever used Ecstasy (also called MDMA).YYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsNeedle useTimes ever used a needle to inject illegal drugs.YYY
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Alcohol and other drugsSold or given illegal drugs on school propertyDuring the past 12 months, offered, sold or were given illegal drugs on school property.YYYYYY
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Alcohol and other drugsWays obtained alcohol beveragePast 30 days, how obtained alcohol beverage.YYY
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Alcohol and other drugsWays obtained alcohol beverage (2 categories)Percent of students who usually got their alcoholic beverages by buying it at a store, restaurant, or bar with no ID during the past 30 days.YYY
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Alcohol and other drugsParents opinion about use of alcoholHave your parents or guardian made it clear that they expect you not to use alcohol?YYY
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Alcohol and other drugsUse of painkillersLifetime, use of painkillers, such as OxyContin, Codeine, Percocet, or Tylenol III, without doctor's prescription.YY
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Alcohol and other drugsUse of painkillers (2 categories)Percent of students who have taken painkillers, such as OxyContin, Codeine, Percocet, or Tylenol III without a doctor's prescription one or more times during their life.YY
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AsthmaAsthmaPercentage of students who had ever been told by a doctor or nurse that they had asthma.YYYY
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AsthmaCurrent asthmaPercentage of students who had been told by a doctor or nurse that they had asthma and who still have asthma.YYY
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DemographicsAgeAge in yearsYYYYYY
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DemographicsAge (5 categories)Reported age categorized into 5 categories.YYYYYY
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DemographicsAge (2 categories)Reported age categorized into 2 categories.YYYYYY
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DemographicsSexReported sex.YYYYYY
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DemographicsGradeGrades in school.YYYYYY
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DemographicsRace/ethnicity (8 categories)What is your race (8 categories, including Hispanics).YYYYYY
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DemographicsRace/ethnicity (7 categories)What is your race (7 categories, including Hispanics).YYYYYY
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DemographicsHispanic originReported Hispanic origin. For 2001-2007 variable was computed from race ethnicity question.YYYYYY
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DemographicsLanguageLanguage spoken at home.YY
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DemographicsAcademic performanceSelf reported academic performance.YYYYY
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DemographicsDs or Fs grades in schoolPercentage of students who would describe their grades in school as mostly Ds or Fs. YYYYY
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DemographicsGeneral HealthSelf reported general health.Y
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DemographicsSexual orientationSelf reported sexual orientation.Y
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Depression and suicideFelt sad or hopelessPast 12 months, ever felt sad or hopeless almost every day for 2 or more weeks in a row that stopped doing usual activities.YYYYYY
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Depression and suicideSuicide attemptsPast 12 months, ever considered attempting suicide.YYYYYY
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Depression and suicidePlan for suicide attemptPast 12 months, made a plan for suicide attempt.YYYYYY
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Depression and suicideTimes attempted suicidePast 12 months, times attempted suicide.YYYYYY
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Depression and suicideTimes attempted suicide (2 categories)Percentage of students who attempted suicide one or more times during the past 12 months.YYYYYY
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Depression and suicideSuicide injuryPast 12 months, suicide attempts resulted in injuries that had to be treated by a doctor or nurse. Among those who attempted suicide. YYYYYY
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DisabilityPhysical disabilitiesPhysical disabilities or long-term health problems.YYY
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DisabilityLearning disabilitiesLong-term problems or learning disabilities.YYY
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Personal Safety - VehiclesBicycle helmet usePast 12 months , helmet use when riding a bicycle.YYYYYY
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Personal Safety - VehiclesBicycle helmet use (2 categories)Among students who rode a bicycle during the past 12 months, the percentage who never or rarely wore a bicycle helmet.YYYYYY
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Personal Safety - VehiclesSeat belt useSeat belt use when riding in a car driven by someone else.YYYYYY
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Personal Safety - VehiclesMotorcycle helmet usePast 12 months , helmet use when riding a motorcycle.Y
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Personal Safety - VehiclesSeatbelt use (2 categories)Percentage of students who never or rarely wore a seat belt when riding in a car driven by someone else.YYYYYY
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Personal Safety - VehiclesRode with a drunk driverPast 30 days, times rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol.YYYYYY
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Personal Safety - VehiclesRode with a drunk driver (2 categories)Percent 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.YYYYYY
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Personal Safety - VehiclesDrunk driving Past 30 days, times drove when drinking alcohol.YYYYYY
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Personal Safety - VehiclesDrunk driving (2 categories)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.YYYYYY
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Physical ActivitySports teamPast 12 months, numbers of sports team played in.YYYY
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Physical activityDuration of physical education classMinutes spent exercising or playing sports during an average physical education classYYY
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Physical activityPA for 60+ mins per day on 5+ daysPercentage of students who were physically active for a total of 60 minutes or more per day on five or more of the past seven days.YYYY
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Physical ActiviyTV watchingHours watched TV on an average school day.YYYYYY
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Physical activityVideo gamesPlayed video, or computer games or used a computer for something not school or work related.Y
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Physical ActiviyPhysical education classesNumber of physical education classes attended on an average school week.YYYYYY
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Sexual behaviorAIDS or HIV education in schoolEver been taught about AIDS or HIV infection in school.YYYYYY
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Sexual behaviorSexual intercourseEver had sexual intercourse.YYYYYY
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Sexual behaviorAge first had sexual intercourseAge had sexual intercourse for the first time.YYYYYY
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Sexual behaviorSexual intercouse before age 13 yearsPercent of students who had sexual intercourse for the first time before age 13 years.YYYYYY
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Sexual behaviorLifetime, number of sexual partnersLifetime, number of sexual partners.YYYYYY
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Sexual behaviorSexual partners in last 3 monthsPast 3 months, number of sexual partners.YYYYYY
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Sexual behaviorSexual partners, last 3 months (2 categories)Percentage of students who had sexual intercourse with one or more people during the past three months.YYYYYY
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Sexual behaviorDrugs use and sexual intercourseUsed alcohol or drugs before sexual intercourse the last time. YYYYYY
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Sexual behaviorCondom useCondom use during the last sexual intercourse.YYYYYY
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Sexual behaviorUse of ontraception methodMethod used to prevent pregnancy during the last sexual intercourse. YYYYYY
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Sexual behaviorUse of birth control pillsAmong students who had sexual intercourse during the past three months, the percentage who used birth control pills to prevent pregnancy before last sexual intercourse.YYYYY
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Sexual behaviorPregnancyNumber of times has been pregnant or got someone else pregnant.YY
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TobaccoEver smokedEver tried cigarette smoking. YYYYYY
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TobaccoAge 1st started smoking cigarettes Age first smoked a whole cigarette. YYYYYY
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TobaccoDays smoked cigarettesPast 30 days, days smoked cigarettes.YYYYYY
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TobaccoNumber of cigarettes smoked per dayPast 30 days, number of cigarettes smoked per day.YYYYYY
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TobaccoCigarette purchasePast 30 days, how purchased cigarettes.YYYYYY
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TobaccoProof of ID for cigarette purchasePast 30 days, asked to show proof of age when tried to buy cigarettes.Y
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TobaccoCigarette smoking on school propertyPast 30 days, number of days smoked cigarettes on school property.YYYYYY
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TobaccoDaily cigarette smokingDaily cigarette smoking. At least one cigarette every day for 30 days.YYYYYY
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TobaccoQuit smoking cigarettesPast 12 months, ever tried to quit smoking.YYYYYY
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TobaccoChewing tobaccoPast 30 days, number of days used chewing tobacco.YYYYYY
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TobaccoChewing tobacco on school propertyPast 30 days, number of days used chewing tobacco on school property.YYYYY
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TobaccoRefused cigarette purchasePast 30 days, was refused cigarette purchase because of age.YYY
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TobaccoSmoked flavored cigarettesPast 30 days, smoked flavored cigarettes other than menthol.YYY
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TobaccoAsked by health care professional if smokePast 12 months, asked by health care professional if smoke cigarettes.YYY
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