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The YRBS is only conducted in odd-numbered years.

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Tazlina Mannix, Alaska YRBS Statewide Coordinator
Phone: (907) 269-8107
Fax: (907) 269-5446

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Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

​​The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is part of an epidemiological surveillance system that was established in 1990 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The purpose of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is to help monitor the prevalence of behaviors that put Alaskan youth at risk for the most significant health and social problems that can occur during adolescence and adulthood, in order to assist in prevention and intervention planning and evaluation. The YRBS survey is a school-based survey of high school students administered in cooperation with the Department of Education & Early Development. This anonymous survey examines a minimum of six categories of adolescent behavior:

  • behaviors that result in unintentional and intentional injuries
  • tobacco use
  • alcohol and other drug use
  • sexual behaviors that can result in HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) and unintended pregnancies
  • dietary behaviors
  • physical activity

The YRBS has been administered in Alaska in years 1995, 1999 (excluding Anchorage), 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015. Weighted (representative) data were collected in 1995, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015 resulting in statewide data reports. YRBS is being administered again in the Spring of 2017.

In the Community

July 2016: Spirit of Youth, an Alaska youth organization, created a video message for Alaska teens and parents about the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Watch below or click here to view it on Vimeo:

March 28, 2016 Alaska Public Media's Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests explored the high risk behavior among teens and what the YRBS tells us about current trends. 


Alaska YRBS Questionnaires


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