Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a survey that monitors health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth.  Topics include behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence, sexual behaviors, alcohol and drug use, tobacco use, dietary behaviors, physical activity, and the prevalence of obesity and asthma.

YRBS includes a national school-based survey conducted by CDC and state, territorial, tribal and local surveys conducted by state, territorial and local education agencies, health agencies and tribal governments. Visit the national YRBS website for more details. 

As a result of local community partnerships, there have been 6 local administrations, every 2 years since 2009, of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey in Clark County. This local information is intended to help community agencies to be a tool for agencies to use when they are assessing needs and prioritizing resources. 

Since surveys administered in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 were not completed using the two-stage cluster sample design and 95% confidence interval, the data collected in the 2019 YRBS CANNOT be compared with results from the Clark County YRBS surveys administered in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017.

 

2019 YRBS County-Wide Results:

Middle School County-Wide Results

High School County-Wide Results

10-Year Comparison (2009 to 2019) of High School Results

 

State and National YRBS Results
Other Data Sources

 

If you have any questions, please contact Brenna Heinle at bheinle@ccchd.com or at 937-390-5600 ext. 249.

Last Review: 2-20-2020  BCH