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Alaska YRBS Information

National YRBS Information

YRBS Results and Data

Program Contacts

3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907)-269-2020
Fax: (907)-269-5446
YRBS@alaska.gov

Tazlina Mannix, MPH
YRBS Data Manager
(907) 269-8107

Gina Agron, MS, MBA
YRBS Coordinator
(907) 269-8030


Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

FAQs

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Methodology

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Guidance on using YRBS data>


About

The YRBS was developed in 1990 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. These behaviors are often established during childhood and early adolescence, include tobacco use, poor eating habits, inadequate physical activity, alcohol and other drug use, sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV infection), and behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence.

The YRBS is given every other year in odd-numbered years in public traditional, alternative, and juvenile justice and correctional high schools. It is administered to students in grades 9 through 12. There is a shorter version of the YRBS questionnaire designed for middle school that may be available in some years. Student participation in the YRBS is anonymous, voluntary, and requires written parental consent.​

Results: Survey results provide state-based data to help measure how many youth practice health-risk behaviors. The survey results are used to create state, local, and school programs that help improve health and reduce unhealthy behaviors. YRBS results are also used to determine if these programs are working.

YRBS in the Community

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