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:
WHY do a survey?
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) survey
provides valuable information that Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) uses to:
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's new in this year's report?