2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System just released
June 07, 2012
Today, the CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) released the 2011 national, state, and local Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results on the YRBS web site.
The release includes:
an MMWR Surveillance Summary that includes results from the 2011 National YRBS and from 43 state and 21 local YRBSs
new fact sheets and summary documents
an updated version of Youth Online - a Web-based data system that allows users to view and analyze national, state, and local YRBS results
an updated version of the YRBS Data Widget – a small Web application that national, state, and local partners can place directly on their agency’s or organization’s Web site to help disseminate YRBS results quickly and conveniently
public-use datasets and technical documentation
The YRBS monitors six categories of priority health-risk behaviors among high school students—behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection; unhealthy dietary behaviors; and physical inactivity—plus the prevalence of asthma and obesity.