Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Free Resource #16: "Youth Risk Behavior Study"

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six categories of priority health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults: 
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 (STDs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection;
5) unhealthy dietary behaviors
6) physical inactivity.

In addition, YRBSS monitors the prevalence of obesity and asthma. YRBSS includes a national school-based Youth Risk BehaviorSurvey (YRBS) conducted by CDC and state and large urban school district school-based YRBSs conducted by state and local education and health agencies. This report summarizes results from the 2011 national survey, 43 state surveys, and 21 large urban school district

CLICK HERE to read or download the study.