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CDC Releases Latest Report on Youth Health-Risk Behaviors

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including—

  • Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence

  • Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection

  • Alcohol and other drug use

  • Tobacco use

  • Unhealthy dietary behaviors

  • Inadequate physical activity

Data from 2011 now available at:

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