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 beginning the Spring of 2009. 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:
- Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence.
- Sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, 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
In 2019, the YRBS was completed by 4,128 students from 21 public high schools and, of those, 4,032 surveys were usable after data editing. The 2019 YRBS was also completed by 4,724 students from 28 public middle schools and, of those, 4,585 surveys were usable after data editing. The results are weighted to ensure that they are representative of all public school students in grades 6 - 12 in Duval County.