Research & Resources

Youth Online (Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System)

The YRBSS monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. The YRBSS includes the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), a national school-based survey of 9th- to 12th-grade students that is conducted every 2 years to record the prevalence and trend of behaviors—such as underage drinking—that place a young person’s health at risk. Behaviors that contribute to injuries, such as driving after consuming alcohol, also are reported. Middle school YRBS results are available for those states, districts, territories, and tribal governments that conduct a middle school survey in their jurisdiction and obtain representative data. The most recent YRBSS report was released in June 2017.