Mississippi State Department of Health

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)


The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) is an anonymous, volunteer survey of adolescents' health, safety and behaviors.

The YRBSS survey is given to adolescents in selected middle schools and high schools in Mississippi every two years. The survey asks questions about behaviors related to personal health and safety (e.g., bike helmet use), violence, sadness and attempted suicide, tobacco and alcohol use, marijuana and other drug use, sexual behaviors, body weight and nutrition, and physical activity. These behaviors, many of which are preventable, contribute to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among youth.

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For more information, contact:

Office of Health Data and Research
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39216-4538

Rodolfo Vargas, MS

Stephanie Robinson
Mississippi Department of Education

Links referenced
Rodolfo.Vargas@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:Rodolfo.Vargas@msdh.ms.gov

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