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United States National Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2015

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/2015 - 12/2015
Series or system 
United States National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
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. Additionally, the YRBSS can be used to track progress towards the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Healthy People objectives. 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 STD's, unintended pregnancies, injuries and violence.

Citation
Publication year 
2016
Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). United States National Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2015. Atlanta, United States: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2016.