Data & Statistics

Surveillance is the ongoing collection, analysis, and interpretation of data from generalizable samples. CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) collects data on youth and school health policies and practices. For a printable overview of DASH’s surveillance activities, download the Summary of DASH Surveillance Activities [PDF – 5M] .

	yrbs logoThe Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six categories of priority health-risk behaviors, plus obesity and asthma, among adolescents at the national, state, territorial, tribal, and local levels.

Use Youth Online to search and analyze national, state, and local YRBSS data.

The National Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition Study is a school-based study conducted in 2010 to provide nationally representative data on behaviors and behavioral determinants related to nutrition and physical activity among high school students.

	School Health Policies and Practices StudyThe School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) is a national survey periodically conducted by CDC to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels.

	School Health Profiles School Health Profiles (Profiles) monitors school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, territories, and tribal governments. Profiles surveys are conducted biennially by education and health agencies among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers.

Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS)

	GSHS LogThe Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) is a school-based survey conducted primarily among students aged 13–15 years in countries around the world.