Youth Risk Behavior Survey
The YRBS was developed by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor health behaviors among middle school and high school students. The questionnaire used by Lexington is based on the official CDC questionnaire, but includes revisions targeted at specific areas of interest within the Lexington community. The survey focuses on major risk behaviors threatening health and safety of young people, including:
- tobacco use,
- alcohol and other drug use,
- sexual behavior that might lead to unintended pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease,
- dietary behavior and physical activity, and
- behaviors associated with intentional and unintentional injury.
Surveys are administered every two years to students in grades 7 - 12. Below are summary reports, public presentations and other resources related to the most recent collection in spring 2017.
Full results from the national YRBS and statewide YRBS can be found here