Québec Survey on Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs and Gambling in High School Students in Eeyou Istchee: Highlights

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 17:27 -- Iain Cook
TitleQuébec Survey on Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs and Gambling in High School Students in Eeyou Istchee: Highlights
Publication TypeResearch
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsCree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay(CBHSSJB)
Keywords10-19 survey, alcohol, drugs, gambling, high school, high school student, high school students, smoking, Tan e ihtiyan, youth, youth survey
Abstract

The study was meant to provide up-to-date information on the health habits of high school students, with a special focus on addictions (tobacco, alcohol, drugs, and gambling). It looks at

  • how common these habits are
  • the links between them (e.g., between use of alcohol and drugs)
  • which groups of students seem to be at greatest risk

This information should help people in the schools, health board, and other community services to plan health programs for students.

WHO WAS IN THE STUDY?

The study tried to reach every regular student in Eeyou Istchee’s nine high schools. This included part-time students and those in the Work-Oriented Training Path (WOTP), but excluded the adults in the Professional Training Centres and the small number of students in special-education classes.

The survey was carried out in November 2013. Of the roughly 1,500 eligible students, 1,002 (66%) completed the questionnaire.

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