Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS)

Published: 3/20/2014 2:44 PM

The Kentucky Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is conducted as part of a national effort by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) to monitor students’ health-risk behaviors in six priority areas. These six areas include injury and violence, alcohol and drug use, tobacco use, nutrition, physical activity, and sexual risk behaviors. These risk behaviors contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the U.S.

​Kentucky has been administering the YRBS since 1997. The survey is voluntary and is administered to a randomly selected sample of middle and high school students across the state.
For more information regarding the YRBS and for national, state, and large city survey results, please visit the CDC website:
YRBS 2013
The following are the results from the 2013 Kentucky High School YRBS and 2013 Kentucky Middle School YRBS.

2013 YRBS Resource Booklet

The following PowerPoint presentation has been developed using the 2013 YRBS Health and Academic Achievement data. It is a resource that anyone can copy and paste from to include in their resources and/or presentations. The information is a great way to get buy-in for school health programs and policies. The presentation is divided into high school and middle school data, and then further broken down by health topics.
2013 Kentucky Students’ Health and Academic Achievement

Stephanie Bunge
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Program Standards
500 Mero Street, 18th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2106
Fax (502) 564-9848