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The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including—

  • Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
  • Sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection
  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Tobacco use
  • Unhealthy dietary behaviors
  • Inadequate physical activity

Listed in the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework Interpretive Guide.

Used to measure:

  • Indicator MT3: Physical Activity & Reduced Sedentary Behavior
  • Indicator R2: Fruits and Vegetables
  • Indicator R5: Beverages
  • Indicator R6: Food Security
  • Indicator R7: Physical Activity and Reduced Sedentary Behaviors
  • Indicator R9: Healthy Weight
US Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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