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, the YRBS aims to identify the leading causes of mortality, morbidity, and social problems among youth.



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The Six Health-Risk Areas:

  • Unintentional injuries and violence
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol & other drug abuse
  • Sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) 
  • Unhealthy dietary behaviors
  • Physical inactivity

Sticky Notes

YRBS Reports and Data

YRBS Reports

Detail Graphs

Special Report Series and Infographics

YRBS and Academic Achievement

YRBS Related OPI Programs



OPI Staff are here to help: 

For County YRBS data, e-mail your request to Genie Zeeck
Montana School Health Profiles

For National, State, territorial, and local YRBS CDC's Website
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Meet the Coordinated School Health Team