Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Student Health Survey Results Surprise Some

My Record Journal, March 25, 2015

"WALLINGFORD — Of the 1,700 town high school students surveyed in 2013, 24 percent of 12th -graders and 18.6 percent of 11th-graders said they had five or more drinks of alcohol in a row on one or more of the past 30 days.

The survey also revealed 31.5 percent of Wallingford students said they had sexual intercourse at least once in their lives, including 55.5 percent of 12th-graders. Of students who played sports, 20 percent reported they suffered a likely concussion in the past year.

State epidemiologist Celeste Jorge, with the state Department of Health, presented the findings of the Connecticut School Health Survey to members of the Town Council Tuesday, and while many of the results put the town’s students below the state average, councilors found the results jarring." Read More.

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