Health Reports & Data

Youth Risk Behavior Survey

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) monitors six categories of priority health risk behaviors among youth and young adults — behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection; unhealthy dietary behaviors; and physical inactivity —plus overweight.

Alcohol Use
Asthma
Drug Use
General Health
Health Care Use
Home Life
Injuries & Safety
Mental Health
Nutrition & BMI
Physical Activity
School Life
Sexual Behavior
Tobacco Use

Level of detail:

  1. The lowest level of detail captured for YRBS data is the youth respondent.
  2. The related dimensions are: Year, Gender, Grade Level, Race-Ethnicity.

Number of Records Per Year:

Middle School
2015 – 6,374
2013 – 5,036
2011 – 5,109
2009 – 1,611
2007 – 1,231
2005 – 1,693
2003 – 7,709
2001 – 1,495

High School
2015 – 6,089
2013 – 4,631
2011 – 4,329
2009 – 1,511
2007 – 1,191
2005 – 1,662

Data Notes:

  1. The CDC requires a response rate of at least 60% to weigh state YRBS data. Hawaii does not have state-level data for middle schools in 2000 or for high schools in 2003. County-level data began to be collected in 2011. The response rate for high schools in Hawaii County in 2011 was not sufficient for weighting, so these data are not reported.
  2. YRBS Methodology: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr6201.pdf
  3. Cell size restriction is applied if the unweighted number of responses to a question is less than 100.

Surveys:
2015 – High School Questionnaire
2015 – Middle School Questionnaire
2013 – High School Questionnaire
2013 – Middle School Questionnaire
2011 – High School Questionnaire

2011 – Middle School Questionnaire
2009 – High School Questionnaire
2009 – Middle School Questionnaire
2007 – High School Questionnaire
2007 – Middle School Questionnaire
2005 – High School Questionnaire
2005 – Middle School Questionnaire
2003 – High School Questionnaire
2003 – Middle School Questionnaire

Additional Resources:

Results of the 2015 Hawai’i State and Counties Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBS) and Cross-Year Comparisons
Results of the 2013 Hawai’i State and Counties Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBS) and Cross-Year Comparisons
YRBS 2011 Hawaii School Health Survey Results
Results of the 2007 Hawaii Youth Risk Behavior Surveys and Cross-Year Comparisons
Highlights and Results of the 2005 Hawaii Youth Risk Behavior Surveys
YRBS Health Indicator Documentation Report
CDC-Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System