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 icon[PDF – 583 KB].

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
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The 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.

The Data Summary and Trends Report pdf icon[PDF – 17 MB] uses YRBS data to focus on four priority focus areas associated with STDs, including HIV, and unintended teen pregnancy: Sexual Behaviors, High-Risk Substance Use, Violence Victimization, and Mental Health and Suicide.

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

School Health Profiles
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.

School Health Policies and Practices Study
School Health Policies and Practices Study

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.

Global School-based Student Health Survey
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The 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.