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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

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    900 University Boulevard North 

    Jacksonville, FL 32211 

     

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six categories of health-related behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including—

  • Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
  • Sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection
  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Tobacco use
  • Unhealthy dietary behaviors
  • Inadequate physical activity

In addition, the YRBSS monitors the prevalence of obesity and asthma and other health-related behaviors plus sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts.

Duval County Public Schools, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Duval County, has administered the YRBSS to middle and high school students during the spring of 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019.

Looking for data and statistics to assist with monitoring youth risk behavior? Youth Online lets you analyze national, state, and local YRBSS data from high school and middle school surveys conducted during 1991 – 2017. YRBSS data can be filtered and sorted based on race/ethnicity, sex, academic grade, and sexual orientation.