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United States National Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2009

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/2009 - 12/2009
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
Summary 

The United States National Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) was developed to provide data on health risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma for representative samples of 9th through 12th grade public and private school students in the United States. Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBS) are implemented at the national level by the Centers for Disease Control and at the state, territorial, tribal and local levels by area departments of health and education. Conducted every 2 years, the YRBS includes a national high school, local high school, and middle school questionnaire that collects information on physical inactivity, alcohol and illicit drug use, unhealthy diet, and behaviors that contribute to STDs, unintended pregnancies, injuries and violence. For the 2009 YRBS, 16,460 national questionnaires were completed in 158 schools and 42 state, and 20 local surveys were conducted with sample sizes ranging from 965 to 14,870.

Citation
Publication year 
2010
Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). United States National Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2009. Atlanta, United States: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2010.