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2013 national, state, and local Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

Year: 2014

The Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) released the 2013 national, state, and local Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results.

The release includes: 

  • an MMWR Surveillance Summary that includes results from the 2013 National YRBS and from 42 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 website to help disseminate YRBS results quickly and conveniently
  • public-use datasets and technical documentation

YRBS background:

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.