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2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a module of the Hawaii School Health Survey which is administered in Hawaii public schools, grades 6-12 in odd numbered years.  It is part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System and is designed to monitor behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and young adults.  Over 12,000 Hawaii public school students participated in 2019. Here are some highlights.

High School:  

Middle School: 

Users can explore the 2019 YRBS data on Hawaii-IBIS  where we have added 5 new analytic dimensions, a demographics category and 31 new health indicators.  Click here to learn more. Users can visit Hawaii Health Matters to access the state and  county summary brochures and and explore 70 youth health indicators updated with 2019 data.

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System monitors behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of the death among youth and young adults.

  • Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
  • Sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Tobacco use
  • Unhealthy dietary behaviors
  • Inadequate physical activity

The Hawaii YRBS administered as a collaboration among the Hawaii State Department of Education, the Hawaii State Department of Health, the University of Hawaii Curriculum Research & Development Group and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Updated: 02/12/2020