Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Jeremy Sibold

Status

Undergraduate

Student College

College of Arts and Sciences

Program/Major

Biology

Primary Research Category

Health Sciences

Presentation Title

Relationship Between Physical Activity, Vaping and Suicidality Among U.S. High School Students

Time

1:30 PM

Location

Mildred Livak Ballroom

Abstract

This research uses data from the 2017 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey to analyze the relationship between physical activity, vaping and suicidality among U.S. high school students. According to data released by the CDC in 2017, suicide is the third leading cause of death for all Americans aged 10 to 24. There has been extensive research showing the benefits that exercise has on mental health. Numerous studies examine drug and alcohol use as suicide risk factors. More recent studies have shown that vaping and e-cigarette use is included among those risk factors. Currently there is a paucity of research that examines the role that exercise has on vaping behavior among American youths. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect that exercise has on vaping behavior among U.S. adolescents. Regression models will be run using the 2017 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey, adjusting for demographics such as age, race and gender, to create odds ratios among physical activity, suicidality and vaping behavior. These ratios will also be divided to account for whether each student is bullied. As this project is currently underway, there have yet to be any findings to report.

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Relationship Between Physical Activity, Vaping and Suicidality Among U.S. High School Students

This research uses data from the 2017 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey to analyze the relationship between physical activity, vaping and suicidality among U.S. high school students. According to data released by the CDC in 2017, suicide is the third leading cause of death for all Americans aged 10 to 24. There has been extensive research showing the benefits that exercise has on mental health. Numerous studies examine drug and alcohol use as suicide risk factors. More recent studies have shown that vaping and e-cigarette use is included among those risk factors. Currently there is a paucity of research that examines the role that exercise has on vaping behavior among American youths. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect that exercise has on vaping behavior among U.S. adolescents. Regression models will be run using the 2017 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey, adjusting for demographics such as age, race and gender, to create odds ratios among physical activity, suicidality and vaping behavior. These ratios will also be divided to account for whether each student is bullied. As this project is currently underway, there have yet to be any findings to report.