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2009 Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey is part of a national surveillance system developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assist with assessing and addressing the health risks of youth. It is conducted in Alaska every other year by the Department of Education & Early Development and the Department of Health and Social Services in cooperation with public high schools.

In spring 2009, the department surveyed 1,373 students from 43 high schools that were scientifically selected to represent all public high schools (excluding boarding schools, alternative schools, correspondence and home study schools, and correctional schools) in Alaska. These results are representative of Alaska’s 33,271 high school students grades 9-12 in traditional public high schools. At the same time and for the first time, 1,020 students from 15 alternative high schools in Alaska were surveyed to evaluate and address the health risks of this unique population.

The 2009 Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results are summarized in the fact sheets and presentations available below. The 2009 data presentations are displayed by gender, grade and race.

Fact Sheets

2009 Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results Presentations

2009 Alaska YRBS Health and Academic Performance