Duval County Youth Risk Behavior Survey results

Results from the second county-level Youth Risk Behavior Survey in Jacksonville will  be unveiled this week.

The Duval County Health Department and Duval County Public Schools will present the 2011 results January 25 from 8 to 10 am at the Schultz Center. To attend, RSVP to yrbs@duvalschools.org (or hallc3@duvalschools.org).

The YRBS survey was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor priority health risk behaviors of middle and high school students that contribute to the leading causes of mortality, morbidity, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States.

The YRBS questions cover the following areas:

  • Violence, suicide and safety
  • Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use
  • Sexual behaviors
  • Physical activity and unhealthy dietary behaviors

The Health Department DCPS first began measuiring the risk behaviors and health habits of Duval County youth through the YRBS is 2009. It is anonymous and self-administered in high schools and middle schools in Jacksonville.

The 2009 results are available here.