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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

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The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including—

  • Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
  • Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection
  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Tobacco use
  • Unhealthy dietary behaviors
  • Inadequate physical activity

YRBSS also measures the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults.

YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by CDC and state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments.

For information about YRBS communication materials, please visit YRBS Communication Resources.

Youth Online Interactive Data Tables

Analyze and create custom tables and graphs and perform statistical tests on high school and middle school YRBS results from 1991 to 2013, by site and health topic

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Learn more about the
YRBS Data Widget
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