Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll

Burnet Institute

31 January, 2012

Young people are surveyed at the Big Day Out about sexual health and alcohol and drug use.

Researchers from Burnet’s Centre for Population Health braved the heat and 40 thousand concertgoers to survey young people at the Big Day Out on sexual health and drug and alcohol use.

It is the eighth consecutive year the Institute has had a presence at the festival with research assistant Alyce Vella saying the surveys were well received.

“More than 1500 young people were surveyed on sexual health and drug and alcohol use in record time,” Ms Vella said.

“We hope to continue to add to our ever-expanding data from previous years so we can further evaluate health promotional campaigns targeting young people, recruit for future studies and to communicate and provide useful health information to Big Day Out concert goers.”

Those surveyed received quirky show bags full of goodies supplied by the Victorian AIDS Council, Beyond Blue, Third Drawer Down and Marie Stopes.

The results of the study will be available in May.

Information on this study, including results from past Big Day Out surveys can be found HERE.

Contact Details

For more information in relation to this news article, please contact:

Doctor Megan SC Lim

Deputy Program Director, Behaviours and Health Risks; Preventive Health Research Fellow




[email protected]

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