Supplier
CDC/NCHHSTP
Years Available
1990 to present (biennially since 1991)
Periodicity
Biennial
Mode of Collection
Sample survey: self-administered questionnaire.
Description
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors health behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth in the United States. The YRBSS includes national, state, territorial, tribal government, and local school-based surveys of representative samples of 9th through 12th grade students. These surveys are conducted every two years, usually during the spring semester. The national survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provides data representative of 9th through 12th grade students in public and private schools in the United States. The state, territorial, tribal government, and local surveys, conducted by departments of health and education, provide data representative of public high school students in each jurisdiction.
Population Covered
High school students in public and private schools in the United States.