The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) was developed in 1990 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help inform our understanding of behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability and social problems among students. YRBS data allow us to monitor trends in health behaviors, guide programmatic interventions, and inform school health policies and practices. North Dakota began participating in the YRBS survey in 1995. Students in grades, 7-8 & 9-12 are surveyed in the spring of odd years. The survey is voluntary and completely anonymous.
The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction encourages all schools interested in participating in the YRBS to let the department know. This can be done by contacting the Office of Educational Improvement and Support or (701) 328-2753.
- 1995-2019 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data and Statistics
- CDC School-Based Surveillance Data & Statistics
- Youth Online Youth Online lets you analyze national, state, and local Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) data from 1991-2019. Data from high school and middle school are included.
- 2017 YRBS Homeless Data - Differences in Risk Factors and Health Outcomes (SchoolHouse Connection)