YRBS Data Summary & Trends
CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Supplement on the 2019 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 & Trends Report uses YRBS data from 2009 to 2019 to focus on four priority focus areas associated with STDs, including HIV, and unintended teen pregnancy:
- Sexual Behavior
- High-Risk Substance Use
- Experiencing Violence, and
- Mental Health and Suicide.
These health risk behaviors and experiences contribute to substantial health problems for adolescents.
To raise awareness and understanding of the prevention needs of adolescents, this report presents ten-year trends for 24 variables using YRBS data by sex, by race/ethnicity, and by sexual minority status.
Key findings in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary & Trends Report are summarized in a PowerPoint® presentation that presents national data on the health behaviors and experiences that contribute to adolescent health risks. This presentation also provides trend data on sexual minority youth (SMY).
- Introduction and Background ppt icon[PPT - 9 slides]
- Sexual Behavior ppt icon[PPT - 31 slides]
- High-Risk Substance Use ppt icon[PPT - 12 slides]
- Experiencing Violence ppt icon[PPT - 30 slides]
- Mental Health and Suicide ppt icon[PPT - 22 slides]
- Sexual Behavior (SMY) ppt icon[PPT - 14 slides]
- High-Risk Substance Use (SMY) ppt icon[PPT - 9 slides]
- Experiencing Violence (SMY) ppt icon[PPT -17 slides]
- Mental Health and Suicide (SMY) ppt icon[PPT - 13 slides]
- Appendix (YRBS Questions) ppt icon[PPT - 4 slides]
- Closing ppt icon[PPT - 3 slides]
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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 1991-2019 related to behaviors associated with HIV, STDs, and unintended teen pregnancy.
- Alcohol Use
- Behaviors that Contribute to Unintentional Injury
- Behaviors that Contribute to Violence
- Behaviors that Contribute to Violence on School Property
- Marijuana, Cocaine, and Other Illegal Drug Use
- Obesity, Dietary Behaviors and Weight Control Practices
- Physical Activity
- Sexual Behaviors and HIV Testing
- Suicide-Related Behaviors
- Tobacco Use