YRBS Data Summary & Trends
CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Surveillance Summary on the 2017 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) provides the most recent surveillance data on health behaviors and experiences among high school students across the country. It reports on risks that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and young adults.
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary and Trends Report uses YRBS data to focus on four priority focus areas associated with STDs, including HIV, and unintended teen pregnancy:
- Sexual Behavior
- High-Risk Substance Use
- Violence Victimization, and
- Mental Health and Suicide.
To raise awareness and understanding, this report presents the 2017 data by sex, by race/ethnicity, and for sexual minority youth. The report looks at the past decade and examines linear YRBS trends for each focus area.pdf iconView Data Summary and Trends Report
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System was developed in 1990 to monitor health behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth in the United States. These behaviors are often established during childhood and early adolescence and can continue into adulthood. These fact sheets include trends from 1991-2017 related to behaviors associated with HIV, STDs, and unintended teen pregnancy.
- Behaviors that Contribute to Violence pdf icon[PDF – 2 pages]
- Behaviors that Contribute to Violence on School Property pdf icon[PDF – 2 pages]
- Marijuana, Cocaine, and Other Illegal Drug Use pdf icon[PDF – 2 pages]
- Sexual Behaviors and HIV Testing pdf icon[PDF – 2 pages]
- Suicide-Related Behaviors pdf icon[PDF – 2 pages]