Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Sexual Minority Results Released
Today, the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) released Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts, and Health-Related Behaviors Among Students in Grades 9-12 – United States and Selected Sites, 2015. This report can be found on the YRBS website at www.cdc.gov/yrbs.
The release includes:
- an MMWR Surveillance Summary that includes results from the 2015 National YRBS and from 25 state and 19 large urban school district YRBSs including the first national estimates of the number of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students in US high schools and the prevalence of their health risk behaviors
- public-use datasets and technical documentation
The YRBS monitors six categories of priority health behaviors among high school students—behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection; unhealthy dietary behaviors; and physical inactivity—plus the prevalence of obesity and asthma.
|View the Results|
For more information about YRBS:
- Web site: www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/
- Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk 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 priority health-related behaviors plus sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts.
YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by CDC and state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments.
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