• Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

  • 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


    YRBSS also measures the prevalence of obesity and asthma and other health-related behaviors plus sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts.

    YRBSS is a system of surveys. It includes 1) a national school-based survey conducted by CDC and state, territorial, tribal, and 2) local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments


    Learn about YRBSS data throughout the United States  

    Learn about YRBSS data in Duval County 

  • What are the purposes of the YRBSS

    The YRBSS was designed to

    • Determine the prevalence of health behaviors.
    • Assess whether health behaviors increase, decrease, or stay the same over time.
    • Examine the co-occurrence of health behaviors.
    • Provide comparable national, state, territorial and freely associated state, tribal, and local data.
    • Provide comparable data among subpopulations of youth.
    • Monitor progress toward achieving the Healthy People objectives and other program indicators.

Current Participation Maps and Participation History

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  • Albuquerque, NM

    Duval County, FL

    Orange County, FL

    Boston, MA

    Gaston County, NC

    Palm Beach County, FL

    Broward County, FL

    Houston, TX

    San Francisco, CA

    Chicago, IL

    Los Angeles, CA

    Shelby County, TN


    District of Columbia


    New York City, NY