Data & Statistics

This page provides data about youth dietary and physical activity behaviors and about school policies and practices to encourage healthy eating, and physical activity, and prevent obesity. These data are collected through surveillance systems administered by CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors health-risk behaviors among adolescents and young the national, state, territorial, tribal, and local levels. Search here for data on dietary intake, weight, and physical activity behaviors. Fact sheets, data tables, and other resources on these topics and more can be found on the CDC Healthy Schools Health and Academics web page. Additional data from YRBSS is available here. Specific data for CDC Healthy Schools can be accessed through the drop down selection boxes below.

Youth Online: YRBSS Interactive Data 2017

Dietary Behaviors


Obesity, Overweight, and Weight Control


Physical Activity


Other Health Topics


Tobacco Use


Alcohol Use

School Health Profiles (Profiles)

School Health Profiles (Profiles) monitors school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, territories, and tribal governments. An overview of the most recent Profiles Report and information on how to request data files can be found here.

School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS)

The 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. The most recent SHPPS data and results can be found here.