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Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

For questions about this data, send email to yrbss@dshs.texas.gov

Data Source: Texas Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

Data Description

The Texas Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), initiated in 1991, is a federally-funded, classroom-based, paper survey conducted every two years on odd years to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute substantially to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. This surveillance can be used to monitor the Healthy People 2030 Objectives for smoking, overweight, exercise, seat belt use, fruit and vegetable consumption, alcohol consumption, drug use, sexual activity, and other risk factors to establish intervention priorities and monitor the long-term impact of health promotion programs.

Measure Information

Percentages and confidence intervals are not displayed for sample sizes of less than 100. A confidence interval is the range of values around the sample percentage that is 95% likely to contain the actual population percentage.

Related Links

YRBSS Methods

Additional Information

Texas Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

CDC YRBSS

Healthy People 2030

Please email data requests to yrbss@dshs.texas.gov