Data & Statistics

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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 – 627 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 & Trends Report pdf icon[PDF – 31 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, Experiencing Violence, and Mental Health and Suicide.
  • Youth Online allows users to access YRBSS data, perform statistical tests, and create customized tables, maps, and graphs.
  • The YRBS Explorer provides YRBSS data in pre-created tables and graphs, allowing users to examine national, state, and local data without conducting analyses.
  • The YRBS Analysis Tool allows users to run a real-time data analysis that generates frequencies, cross tabulations, and stratified results.
Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey
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The Adolescent and Behaviors Experiences Survey (ABES) reaches adolescents outside of school to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their health and well-being.

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.

School Health Profiles
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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

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.