Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

Description

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System is a national survey of six areas of health risk behavior among youth and young adults. The priority areas are:

  1. Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
  2. Tobacco use
  3. Alcohol and other drug use
  4. Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus infection
  5. Unhealthy dietary behaviors
  6. Physical inactivity
The information was compiled from State, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by State, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments.

The survey’s Web site contains fact sheets, results, and a variety of publications.

Developer:

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adolescent and School Health

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

History

Release Date: 2009
Original Summary: March 2010
Last Updated: 04/28/10

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