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Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 12:56
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Atlanta, GA
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Description: The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, sexual risk behaviors, unhealthy dietary behaviors, and physical inactivity. YRBSS also measures the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education, health agencies, and tribal governments.

Population: Nationally representative sample of students in grades nine through 12 (2005 included grades six through eight) from majority of states (47 in 2009), identified through cluster sampling. 2005 national sample included 13,953 participants.

Periodicity: Data available from 1991-2013.

(Information adapted from the publisher)

For more information, please see the Compendium of Family-Self Sufficiency Databases.

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