Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a self-administered, school-based, confidential, and anonymous survey that was conducted by Duval County Public Schools during the Spring of 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. This is part of a national effort by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to obtain information pertaining to youth health behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults. These include:
1) behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
2) sexual behaviors that contribute to unintentional pregnancies and STDs
3) alcohol and other drug use
4) tobacco use
5) unhealthy dietary behaviors
6) inadequate physical activity
In 2017 approximately 12,300 students were surveyed to obtain weighted data. Of those, 4,941 students from 21 DCPS High Schools and 3,207 students from 28 DCPS Middle Schools participated in the YRBS.
Please see the left side of this page for reports related each youth health behavior from the corresponding survey year.