Healthy People in a Healthy Environment

Youth Risk Behavior Survey

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey is now available. The Maryland YRBS is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) developed in 1990 to monitor behaviors affecting morbidity (disease) and mortality (death) among high school youth. The YRBSS tracks several priority health risk behaviors among youth as well as behaviors that support health.

The 2014 Maryland YRBS Report addresses the following 12 risk and protective behavior categories:

  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Protective Factors
  • Homelessness
  • Suicide
  • Overweight and Obesity
  • Physical Activity
  • Nutrition
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Injury and Violence
  • Tobacco Use
  • Alcohol Use
  • Other Drug Use

To view the report, click here. 

View the YRBS Middle School Summary

View the YRBS High School Summary

View DHMH’s YRBS web page