Methodology of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System [pdf
270K]. Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report
Also available as
order a printed copy.
YRBSS Guidance Documents
A Guide to Conducting Your Own Youth Risk Behavior Survey
[pdf 108K]: Information useful to communities
and groups that plan to conduct their own YRBS survey.
Interpretation of YRBS Trend Data
[pdf 78K]: Guidance on interpreting YRBS trend data analyses.
Software for Analysis of YRBS Data [pdf 285K]: A review of software packages
suitable for analyzing YRBS data and guidance on how to use them.
Frequently Asked Questions: Answers to common questions asked about the YRBSS,
including results, questionnaire content, validity and reliability, methods, and using
the data files.
Brener ND, Billy JOG, Grady WR.
factors affecting the validity of self-reported health-risk behavior among
adolescents: evidence from the scientific literature [pdf
200K]. Journal of Adolescent Health 2003;33:436–457.
Brener ND, Collins JL, Kann L, Warren CW, Williams BI. Reliability of the
Youth Risk Behavior Survey questionnaire. American Journal of
Epidemiology 1995; 141:575–80.
Brener ND, Grunbaum JA, Kann L, McManus T, Ross J. Assessing health risk
behaviors among adolescents: the effect of question wording and appeals for
honesty. Journal of Adolescent Health 2004;35:91–100.
Brener ND, Kann L, McManus TL, Kinchen S, Sundberg EC, Ross JG.
Reliability of the 1999 Youth Risk Behavior
Survey Questionnaire [pdf 200K]. Journal of Adolescent Health
Brener ND, McManus T, Galuska DA, Lowry R, Wechsler H. Reliability and
validity of self-reported height and weight among high school students.
Journal of Adolescent Health 2003;32:281–287.
Brener ND; Eaton DK, Kann L, et al.
The association of survey setting and mode with self-reported health risk
behaviors among high school students*[pdf 120K].
Public Opinion Quarterly 2006;70:354–374.
Brener ND, Kann L, McManus T. A comparison of two survey questions on race
and ethnicity among high school students. Public Opinion Quarterly
Eaton DK, Brener ND, Kann L, Pittman V. High school
student responses to different question formats assessing race/ethnicity.
Journal of Adolescent Health 2007; 41:488–494.
Eaton DK, Lowry R, Brener ND, Grunbaum JA, Kann L. Passive Versus
Active Parental Permission in School-Based Survey Research: Does the Type of
Permission Affect Prevalence Estimates of Risk Behaviors?
Evaluation Review 2004;28(6):564–577.
A list of other YRBSS publications is available in the YRBSS
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