Wyoming Prevention Needs Assessment Survey

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Alcohol in the Community

Questions that address the exposure youth have to alcohol use in their communities. These questions measure attendance at gatherings where large amounts of alcohol are available along with community events where alcohol is being consumed and used.

Alcohol - Adults Drinking at Community Events
Alcohol - Adults Drunk at Community Events
Alcohol - Location of Use
Alcohol - Present at Gathering
Alcohol - Sold at Community Event
Alcohol - Source of Last Drink

Demographics

Self-reported characteristics of the survey participants, including gender, age, race/ethnicity, and language spoken at home.

Age
Ethnicity
Gender
Grade
Language Used at Home
Race

Healthy Lifestyle

Health and nutrition questions that include measures of body weight categories, the consumption of fruits and vegetables, and physical activity levels.

Diet - Fruit
Diet - Juice
Diet - Soft Drinks
Diet - Vegetables
Exercise
Weight Category

Legal Consequences

Questions that are related to survey participants having received legal sanctions for using alcohol or tobacco.

Alcohol - MIP Charge
Tobacco - MIP Charge

Mental Health

Questions related to mental health concerns and suicide risk. This includes questions about suicide ideation and attempts.

Depression
Everything is an Effort
Hopelessness
Nervousness
Restlessness
Suicide - Attempted
Suicide - Considered
Worthlessness

Safety & School Issues

Questions that ask about a variety of concerns that might arise at school, including failing classes, being bullied at school, and having an interest in school and learning.

Best Work at School
Bullied by Peers
Drunk or High at School
Enjoy Being at School
Hate Being at School
Importance of Learning
Interest in Coursework
Meaningfulness of Coursework
Picked on by Peer
Safe in Community
Skipping School
Unsafe at School
Unsafe Going to School

Social Norms

Questions that measure how frequently students think most students in their schools use alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. They represent a measure of how much the students think substance use is a normative or typical behavior by students in their schools.

Alcohol - Use by Peers
Illegal Drugs - Use by Peers
Marijuana - Use by Peers
Meth - Use by Peers

Social Support

Questions that ask about whether survey respondents can talk to and receive help and support from the adults in their lives, including parents. It also measures whether the survey participants are talking to their parents about the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

Talked with Parents - Dangers of Drugs
Talked with Parents - Thoughts and Feelings
Talking about Problems with Adults

Substance Use

This broad category includes questions addressing the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. The questions ask about lifetime and current use of twelve different substances, including alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, heroin, and cocaine. This broad category also encompasses many other questions about the students’ experiences, their attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions that relate to their use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

Alcohol

Age at First Use
Age, Drinking Regularly
Binge Drinking
Close Friends
Ease of Acquiring
Lifetime Use
Most Common Type
Past 30 Days Use

Cigarettes

Age at First Use
Close Friends
Ease of Acquiring
Lifetime Use
Past 30 Days

Cocaine

Lifetime Use
Past 30 Days Use

Ecstasy

Lifetime Use
Past 30 Days Use

Heroin

Lifetime Use
Past 30 Days Use

Inhalants

Lifetime Use
Past 30 Days Use

LSD

Lifetime Use
Past 30 Days Use

Marijuana

Age at First Use
Close Friends
Ease of Acquiring
Lifetime Use
Past 30 Days Use

Meth/Stimulants

Lifetime Use
Past 30 Days Use

OTC Medication

Lifetime Use
Past 30 Days Use

Other Drugs

Close Friends
Ease of Acquiring

Perception of Risk & Harm

Alcohol - Harm
Alcohol - Perception of Peer Use
Alcohol - Perception of Use
Cigarettes - Perception of Harm
Cigarettes - Perception of Use
Marijuana - Perception of Harm
Marijuana - Perception of Peer Use
Marijuana - Perception of Use
Other Drugs - Perception of Use
Prescription Drugs - Harm
Prescription Drugs - Perception of Peer Use
Prescription Drugs - Perception of Use
Smoking - Perception of Use
Vaping - Harm
Vaping - Perception of Peer Use
Vaping - Perception of Use

Prescription Drugs

Age at First Use
Close Friends
Past 30 Days Use

Steroids

Lifetime Use
Past 30 Days Use

Vaping

Age at First Use
Close Friends
Lifetime Use
Past 30 Days Use