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ERIC Number: ED532746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System: 2011 National Overview
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) monitors six priority health-risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. These behaviors, often established during childhood and early adolescence, include: (1) Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; (2) Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection; (3) Alcohol and other drug use; (4) Tobacco use; (5) Unhealthy dietary behaviors; (6) Inadequate physical activity; and (7) In addition the YRBSS monitors the prevalence of obesity and asthma. The national YRBS is conducted every two years during the spring semester and provides data representative of 9th through 12th grade students in public and private schools throughout the United States. [For the full report, "Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance--United States, 2011. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries. Volume 61, Number 4," see ED532750.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS)