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.

For County YRBS results please e-mail your request to Jamey Petersen.

Vacant, YRBS/School Health Profiles, State Coordinator

Jamey Petersen, Coordinated School Health Unit, Director, 406-444-0773.

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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

For County YRBS data please e-mail your request to Jamey Petersen

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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