Complete Indicator Profile - Support Systems - Adolescents (Grades 9-12) - 3 or more adults (besides their parent(s)) (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 10)

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Complete Indicator Profile of Support Systems - Adolescents (Grades 9-12) - 3 or more adults (besides their parent(s)) (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 10)

Definition

Adolescents (students in grades 9-12) who felt comfortable seeking help from 3 or more adults if they had an important question affecting their life.

Numerator

Adolescents (students in grades 9-12) who responded with 3, 4, or 5 or more adults to the question: "Besides your parents, how many adults would you feel comfortable seeking help from if you had an important question affecting your life?"

Denominator

Number of adolescents (students in grades 9-12) with complete and valid responses to the question.

Why Is This Important?

Family and social support, including quality relationships with family, friends, colleagues, and the community, are associated with positive health status and outcomes. Family and social support can help provide youth with the support, resources, and opportunities needed to succeed as well as build resiliency to life stressors. There is growing evidence that for youth, having adults in their lives to whom they are bonded and with whom they have good communication is a protective factor. Protective factors can reduce the negative effects of life stressors and can increase an individual's ability to avoid risk behaviors. Enhancing protective factors among youth can help children and adolescents avoid behaviors that place them at risk for adverse health and educational outcomes.

Healthy People Objective AH-3.1:

Increase the proportion of adolescents who have an adult in their lives with whom they can talk about serious problems
U.S. Target: 83.3 percent
State Target: Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 47.0% for 3 or more adults (besides their parent(s))



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Graphical Data Views

Percentage of adolescents (students in grades 9-12 in traditional high schools) with 3 or more adults (besides their parent(s)) who they feel comfortable seeking help from, all Alaskans and Alaska Natives, 2003-2019

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Alaska Comparisons Year Percentage of adolescents with help from 3 or more adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 16
All Alaskans 2003 46.9% 43.4% 50.5%
All Alaskans 2005 **
All Alaskans 2007 45.9% 42.7% 49.1%
All Alaskans 2009 44.6% 40.9% 48.2%
All Alaskans 2011 43.8% 40.1% 47.6%
All Alaskans 2013 42.8% 36.2% 46.5%
Alaska Natives 2003 39.4% 31.9% 47.3%
Alaska Natives 2005 **
Alaska Natives 2007 39.5% 32.8% 46.5%
Alaska Natives 2009 34.1% 25.7% 43.7%
Alaska Natives 2011 36.9% 31.3% 42.8%
Alaska Natives 2013 38.6% 29.0% 49.2%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 47.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 47.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 47.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 47.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 47.0% for 3 or more adults (besides their parent(s))

** Data Not Available

Weighted Alaska data for this indicator were obtained in 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013. In 2005, the Alaska YRBS did not obtain the 60% overall response rate to ensure that data would be representative of all high school students.   Traditional high schools are public high schools that are distinct from correspondence schools, alternative high schools, which serve students at risk of not graduating, and students enrolled in high school in correctional facilities. Healthy Alaskans 2020 goals were established using results from traditional high school students.

Data Sources

YRBS Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, School Health and YRBS Program 1

More Resources and Links

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Page Content Updated On 02/20/2014, Published on 02/20/2014
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Content updated: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:33:09 AKST