Youth Risk Behaviour Survey
The Oklahoma Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is part of the larger Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), which includes a national school-based survey conducted by the CDC, as well as state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments.
The 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 that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection
• Alcohol and other drug use
• Tobacco use
• Unhealthy dietary behaviors
• Inadequate physical activity
The YRBSS also measures the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults.
The Oklahoma YRBS is a randomized, statewide survey. Fifty schools from around the state are randomly selected to participate in the survey. Statewide surveys are administered using the established CDC protocol and in partnership with the CDC in the spring of odd-numbered years.
Thad Burk, MPH
Child and Adolescent Health Epidemiologist
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th St, Room 810
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
Phone: (405) 271-6761 E-mail: Thad Burk