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United States National Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2011

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/2011 - 12/2011
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 2011 YRBS, 15,503 questionnaires were completed in 158 schools. Additionally, 42 state, and 21 local surveys were conducted with sample sizes ranging from 1,013 to 13,201.

Citation
Publication year 
2012
Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). United States National Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2011. Atlanta, United States: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2012.