On April 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) dataset and results. CDC released the survey results within a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Supplement.
The supplement provides the most recent surveillance data on ongoing and emerging health behaviors and experience among a nationally representative sample of U.S. high school students. The supplement also provides the first comparison of youth health behaviors and experience since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and data from new survey questions on unstable housing, exposure to community violence, mental health, and protective factors, including parental monitoring and school connectedness.
For more information about CDC’s 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), YRBS results, and additional YRBSS tools and resources, visit the YRBSS website. Access CDC’s YRBS Results Toolkit for social media messages and graphics.