What is the Youth Risk Behavior Survey?

The Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) assists educators and health professionals in determining the prevalence of health-risk behaviors as self-reported by Montana youth. Initiated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1988, this aims to identify the leading causes of mortality, morbidity, and social problems among youth.

For County YRBS results please e-mail your request to Susan Court, YRBS State Coordinator.

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The Six Risk Areas:

    • Behaviors that result in unintentional and intentional injuries
    • Tobacco use
    • Alcohol & drug abuse
    • Sexual behaviors that result in HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases & unintended pregnancies
    • Physical inactivity
    • Dietary behaviors

For County YRBS data please e-mail your request to Susan Court

Montana School Health Profiles

For national, state, territorial, and local YRBS, go to CDC's Website

Methodology of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Systems MMWR Report

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