YRBSS

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YRBSSYouth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
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Four of the 92 questions on the YRBSS were selected to represent the variables of forced sex, date assault, HIV education, and HIV testing (see Table 1).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention established the YRBSS to assess health-related behaviors in youth.
"Before the YRBSS was developed, every time we in pubic health wanted to measure something, we would go out to the schools," says Kolbe.
This is determined using two questions in the YRBSS: the first asks the number of days per week that the student has PE class and the second asks the number of minutes per class that the child is actually physically active (see Appendix A for the complete language of these questions).
The YRBSS asks students two questions about PE: the number of days per week that the student has PE class and the number of minutes per class that the child is actually engaged in sports or other exercise.
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) has been an important source of information about adolescent health behaviors (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2019).
high school students, using data from the 2005-2015 national Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBSs) and data from 29 states* that conduct the YRBS and have weighted data.
Description of the System: The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors priority health-risk behaviors (behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries, behaviors that contribute to violence, behaviors related to attempted suicide, tobacco use, alcohol use, other drug use, sexual behaviors, dietary behaviors, physical activity and sedentary behaviors, and weight management) and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youths and young adults.
The 2005 national school-based YRBS data were used for this study, which is one component of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the prevalence of youth behaviors that most influence health.
In order to monitor the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among adolescents in the US, the CDC developed the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS).
For this report, CDC used data from the 1991-2011 national Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBS) to describe the trend in drinking and driving among students aged [greater than or equal to]16 years, data from the 2011 national YRBS to describe selected subgroup differences, and data from 41 state YRBSs to examine drinking and driving by state.