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About the YRBSS

YRBSS monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults.

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Protective Factors

Protective factors are individual or environmental characteristics, conditions, or behaviors that reduce the effects of stressful life events.

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Youth Sexual Risk Behaviors

Schools and other youth-serving organizations can help young people adopt lifelong attitudes and behaviors that support their health and well-being.

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Success Stories

CDC supports state, territorial, and local agencies and tribal governments to help strengthen their capacity to improve child and adolescent health.