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COLORADO SURVEY

2015 EAGLE COUNTY OUTCOMES
Who took the
survey?

1107
High School Youth
1030
Middle School Youth
2137
Total Youth
14
Middle & High Schools
100%
Public & Private

School Participation
in Eagle River Valley

The Mission of ERYC

To collaborate with Eagle River youthserving organizations to assess prevention
needs and build capacity through strategic
plans, programs and policies around the
issues facing young people.

survey
topics
Alcohol, Marijuana,
Tobacco, Bullying,
Violence, Nutrition,
Fitness, and more

Making Youth a Community Priority Since 2001

data is
utilized to
Advise, Guide and
Strengthen the
Community & Support
Funding Requests

YOUTH REPORTING
ALCOHOL USE IN
PAST 30 DAYS

YOUTH REPORTING
EVERY TRYING
MARIJUANA

33% national high school

39% national high school

30% state high school

38% state high school

EAGLE
34% high school
COUNTY 5% middle school

EAGLE
36% high school
COUNTY 5% middle school

PERCEPTION OF HARM
79% of local high school youth and
75% of local middle school youth
believe one or two drinks per day

56% of local high school youth and
79% of local middle school youth
believe regular use of marijuana

creates a moderate to great risk of harming oneself

ACCESS TO ALCOHOL & MARIJUANA
57% of local high school youth and
40% of local middle school youth

51% of local high school youth and
17% of local middle school youth

think it’s sort of easy or very easy to access alcohol and marijuana

54% of local high school youth say it’s
easy or very easy to get a cigarette
24% of local high school youth have
smoked a cigarette
11% of local high school youth
currently smoke cigarettes

IMPAIRED DRIVING
18% of local high school youth reported
riding in a vehicle with someone who
had been drinking alcohol
20% of local high school youth reported
riding in a vehicle driven by someone
who had been using marijuana

OTHER SUBSTANCE USE 2015
20
% local high school youth reporting using other substances

TOBACCO &
ELECTRONIC VAPOR
PRODUCTS

16%
14%

10
8%
6%

6%
5%
3%
2%

0

Eagle County

prescription drugs

cocaine

2% 2%

Colorado
ecstasy

methamphetamine

heroin

BULLYING & VIOLENCE
LGBTQ students experience the
highest rates of bullying and
threats to personal safety and
violence (7% of Local High School
Youth identify as LGBTQ)
5%

of local high
school youth
reported
forced sex

47%

Females are more likely than males
to report having been bullied on
school property and bullied electronically (via email, text, chat rooms,
messaging applications or websites)

of local middle
school youth reported
being bullied on
school property

23%

of local middle
school youth
reported being
electronically bullied

MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE
FEELING SAD OR
HOPELESS EVERY DAY
FOR 2 WEEKS

SUICIDE ATTEMPTS

30% national high school

9% national high school

30% state high school

8% state high school

25% high school
EAGLE
COUNTY 27% middle school

8% high school
EAGLE
COUNTY 11% middle school

LOCAL SCHOOL
ENGAGEMENT
Youth are less likely to engage in
risky behaviors if they have a
trusted adult in their lives

2/3

of local youth are
involved with extra
curricular activities

92% of local high school youth and
97% of local middle school youth
believe it is important to go to college
71% of local high school youth and
78% of middle school youth have
an adult to go to for help with a
serious problem

LOCAL NUTRITION AND
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Youth who can ask a parent or
guardian for help are 1.5x MORE
likely to be active

2/3

of high school youth
reported playing on one
or more sports teams

11% of high school youth reported
going hungry due to lack of food
43% of high school youth reported
3+ hours of screen time on an
average school day
15% of high school youth are
overweight or obese

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