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​Youth Risk Behavior Survey

​The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) was developed in 1990 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. The YRBS is administered at the middle and/or high school level by individual states, counties and/or cities in odd-numbered years to coincide with the national high school administration of the YRBS conducted by the CDC. The survey measures behaviors such as:

  • unintentional injuries and violence
  • tobacco, alcohol and other drug use
  • sexual behaviors that result in HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases, and unintended pregnancies
  • ​physical activity
  • self reported height and weight to allow calculation of body mass index

Recent YRBS Reports

2017:  Middle School Highlights    |  High School Highlights

2015:  High School Highlights    (Middle School survey was not conducted in 2015)
2013:  Middle School Highlights    |  High School Highlights
2011:  Middle School Highlights    |  High School Highlights
2009:  Middle School Highlights    |  High School Highlights    |  High School Health Disparities

Additional Information:


If you need additional data, please submit an ​​online data request.


Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211



Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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