Sexual Behavior Survey
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Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Survey was developed to monitor a wide range of health risk behaviors among representative samples of high school students at the national, state, and local levels.
The YRBS can be administered with middle school and high school students and includes questions regarding sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. The CDC, state, and local agencies collect YRBS data every two years, however, it is also available for public use and no permission is required to download, adapt, or use the survey.
The YRBS is available for download here: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/questionnaires.htm
The YRBS website also includes the following resources:
- Rationale for the inclusion of each item on the YRBS along with methodology and content from previous years
- Frequently Asked Questions about the questionnaire, including information about how to conduct your own Youth Risk Behavior Survey
- Results and factsheets from the data collected at the national, state, and local levels with interactive tables to search for specific data