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
Please see the Interpretive Guide for use recommendations and information for specific Indicators.