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Six risk areas:

  1. Behaviors that result in unintentional and intentional injuries;
  2. Tobacco use;
  3. Alcohol and drug abuse;
  4. Sexual behaviors that result in HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases, and unintended pregnancies;
  5. Physical inactivity; and
  6. Dietary behaviors. The Montana Office of Public Instruction has been involved with this survey project since 1991.

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Reports & Data:
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. In 1988, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiated a process to identify the leading causes of mortality, morbidity and social problems among youth.


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

Montana vs US Comparison Tables

School-Specific Data

Other Trend Data 1999-2015

Grades 7-8
American Indian Students on or Near a Reservation - High School
American Indian Students on or Near a Reservation – Middle School
American Indian Students in Urban Schools - High School
American Indian Students in Urban Schools – Middle School
Alternative Schools
Students with Disabilities - High School
Students with Disabilities - Middle School
Nonpublic Accredited Schools