2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) - High School

This survey is about health behavior. It has been developed so you can tell us what you do that may affect your health. The information you give will be used to improve health education for young people like yourself.

The YRBS was developed in 1990 to monitor health behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. These behaviors, often established during childhood and early adolescence, include:
*Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence.
*Sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV infection.
*Alcohol and other drug use.
*Tobacco use.
*Unhealthy dietary behaviors.
*Inadequate physical activity.

In addition, the YRBS monitors the prevalence of obesity and asthma and other health-related behaviors plus sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts.  From 1991 through 2017, the YRBS has collected data from more than 4.4 million high school students in more than 1,900 separate surveys.

The answers you give will be kept private. No one will know what you write. Answer the questions based on what you really do.

Completing the survey is voluntary. Whether or not you answer the questions will not affect your grade in this class. If you are not comfortable answering a question, just leave it blank.

The questions that ask about your background will be used only to describe the types of students completing this survey. The information will not be used to find out your name. No names will ever be reported and your answers are not linked to your log-in.

Make sure to read every question. When you are finished, follow the instructions of the person giving you the survey.

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* 2. How old are you?

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* 3. What is your sex?

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* 4. A transgender person is someone whose biological sex at birth does not match the way they think or feel about themselves. Do you identify yourself as transgender?

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* 5. In what grade are you?

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* 6. What is your race? (Select one or more responses).

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* 7. How well do you speak English?

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* 8. How often do you speak English at home? (click only one answer)

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* 9. What langauge do you speak at home (other than English)?

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* 10. Would you say that in general your health is_________________.

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* 11. During the past 12 months, how would you describe your grades in school?

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