WHAT is the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)?
A survey monitoring behaviors established during childhood and early adolescence that contribute to leading causes of death, disability and social issues. The general risk areas are:
  • behaviors contributing to unintentional injuries and violence
  • tobacco/vaping use
  • alcohol and other drug use
  • sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases
  • unhealthy dietary behaviors
  • inadequate physical activity
  • mental health
WHY do a survey?                                    
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) survey 
provides valuable information that Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) uses to:
  • develop school-related program goals and activities
  • grant funding requests
  • monitoring behavior trends
  • improve school health interventions
  • inform the parent community
WHO takes it?         
Fifty randomly chosen students in grades six through twelve take the YRBS in CHCCS.  The demographics of the survey respondents are represented.

WHEN is it taken?    
YRBS is given every two years in CHCCS at the same time as the rest of North Carolina as directed by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI).

WHAT'new in this year's report?    
  • Three-year trend data
  • Confident intervals
  • Statistical notes

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