What is the Youth Risk Behavior Survey?
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1990 to determine how common certain behaviors are among today’s young people. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey looks at those health behaviors that have the greatest impacts on a person’s health and well-being.
- How did TABS differ from other national youth studies such as Monitoring the Future (MTF), the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)?
- Are youth counted as high risk if they have been exposed to high-risk behavior and system involvement yet have not experienced those things personally?
- Is there a risk that the survey will give some students ideas about trying out a new negative behavior?