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Title: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)      
dateReleased:
05-06-2011
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.1/12521
ID:
hdl:1902.1/12521
description:
Users can download data sets and fact sheets regarding youth risk behaviors such as, physical activity, smoking and drug use, and sexual behaviors. Background The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) is a national school-based survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state, territorial, tribal and local surveys conducted by other agencies. YRBSS monitors the health risk behaviors and prevalence rates of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. Information includes: tobacco, drug and alcohol use, sexual behaviors, dietary behaviors, and physical inactivity. Becaus e not every state participates, data on each individual state is not available. User Functionality Fact sheets are available by sex/ gender and racial/ ethnic group, state vs. national comparisons, and on specific behaviors that are ascertained from the more local surveys. Comprehensive results and publications are also available, and data files and the survey instruments can be downloaded into SPSS, SAS or Access. Data is available on the national, state, county and city levels. Data Notes Participants are students in grades 9-12. YRBSS sta rted in 1991, so data is available for every year since then and trend information is offered. The most recent data is from 2009,and the site does not specify when more recent data will become available. Information on the Methods and a Data User’s Manual are helpful tools in understanding the data.
description:
Click here to access data from site, 2009, "Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)", http://hdl.handle.net/1902.1/12521, Harvard Dataverse, V2
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997