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Page 4B EDUCATION Hays Free Press • May 29, 2013 + + Rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol one or morn tlmen 24.1 32.2 29.8 n a car or other vehicle during the 30 days before the survey) Drove when drinking alcohol one or more times 8.2 10.2 1 1.4 (a car or other vehicle during the 30 days before the survey) 5.9 7.1 Did nat go to school because they felt unsafe at school or on tbelr way to or from school on at least I day (during the 30 days before the survey) Bullied on school property (during the 12 months before the survey) Felt sad or hopeless (almost every day for 2 or more weeks in a row so that they stopped doing some usual activities dudng the 12 months before the survey) Seriously considered attempting suicide (during the 12 months before the survey) Made a plan about how they would attempt suicide (during the 12 months before the survey) Attempted suicide one or more times (during the 12 months before the survey) Risky Behavior 20.1 16.5 28.5 29.2 15.8 15.8 16.6 12.8 13.2 16.3 7.8 7.0 20,5 32.8 D= 11% to 40% Difference q Data from the 10.8 13.2 Higher Risk) Hays CISD risk behavior study Continued from pg. 3B by the Kyle Police Department. compared to about four per- and national levels - in some Their work led to the question- cent in Texas and five percent cases, the difference is more ing of a Hays High student, nationally, than negligible. Toxicology and other forensic Last week, a middle school According to staff at the Hays results are not yet available, student who was reportedly CISD Pregnant and Parenting More recently, a former Hays being severely bullied, was sup- (PEP), this school year alone, High student was involved in a posedly rushed to the hospital four middle school girls had head-on collision that was re- and put on life support after a full-term pregnancies. The PEP portedly his fault for crossing family member found him; he is a dropout prevention pro- the yellow line on FM 1626 in later died. The official cause of gram for high school students an early morning crash. Toxi- death has not been released, who are pregnant or who have cology reports are not yet avail- The district's youth risk sur- children. able. That young man is still in vey indicates the percentage According to the survey re- critical condition with severe of students who report being suits, 53 percent of Hays CISD injuries, bullied, being threatened or high school students are sexu- The Hays CISD survey data injured by a weapon on school ally active, which for purposes showed that about 45 percent grounds in the past 12 months of the survey excludes having of students surveyed said they is 21 percent, which is about intercourse. Just over half of had at least one alcoholic drink the same as the national data. students reported they ever in the 30 days prior to the sur- In Texas, it's 17 percent. About had sexual intercourse. About vey. Nationally, that number is 16 percent of Hays CISD stu- a quarter of students said they 39 percent. In Texas, it's 40 per- dents reported they were elec- were 14 or younger when they cent. tronically bullied, generally re- had sexual intercourse for the The Hays CISD data also ferred to as Cyberbullying. The first time. showed that 27 percent of stu- nationaland state figures are 16 The report says Hays CISD dents reported having five or and 13 percent, respectively, high school students are at more alcoholic drinks within a But the rates of feeling sad or comparatively high risk in the couple of hours on at least one hopeless almost every day for areas of: day during the last 30 days. The two or more weeks in a row (33 • Seat belt use national and statewide figures percent), seriously considering ° Alcohol consumption on are 22 and 24 percent, respec- suicide in the past 12 months school property tively. (17 percent), planning suicide • Early initiation of sexual ac- About eight percent of stu- in the past 12 months (16 per- tivity dents said they had at least one cent) and attempting suicide Drinking soda daily, not eat- drink on school property at one or more times (13 percent) ingvegetablesandAsthmawere least one day out of the last 30, are higher than both the state also listed as high risk areas. Austin Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic PEI)IATRIC AND ADULT CARl"; Children's ENT Nose & Sinus • :. Ear Tube Placement • :. CTSinus Scans • :. Tonsil & Adenoid Surgery • :. Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery .:. Allergy Testing • :. Sublingual Therapy Ear & Hearing • :. Chronic Ear Infections • :. Ruptured Ear Drum • :. Hearing and Balance Evaluation • :. Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears) • :. Dizziness & Vertigo Allergy • :. Testing for Pollen, Mold, Dust & Pet Allergens • :. Allergy Shots o:. Endoscopic Sinus Surgery • :o In-office Balloon Sinuplasty Throat, Head & Neck • :. Sleep Apnea • :. Tonsil/Adenoid Surgery • :. Hoarseness Head & Neck Cancer • :. Lymph Node Evaluation & Surgery • :. Mouth and Throat Cancer Screening & Surgery o:. Salivary Gland Treatment & Surgery Thyroid and Parathyroid • :. Ultrasound and Needle Biopsy • :. Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Thomas Nowlin, MD I %.%. I f ~ (512) 268-5282 211 Elmhurst Dr., Suite E Kyle, TX 78640 In Go Forth Square Taylor Shepard, MD Hearing Aid & Audiological ;ervices • Programming & Fittings • Cleaning & Repairs • Tubing Changes • Earmolds • Custom Ear Plugs • Hearing Protection • Assistive Listening Devices • Comprehensive Hearing Evaluations • Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA) • Otoaeoustic Emission Testing (OAE) • Video Nystagmography (VNG) • Immittance Testing Amber Bass, Au.D, CCC-A • Recasing & 'Dry & Store' Kits at the Senior Event host by the Kyle Area Senior Zone for a f.l I FREE HEARING SCREENING and RAFFLE on i χ 4