YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM (2019 - ongoing)
The Iowa Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System is an ongoing, two-part survey of Iowa teens and Iowa educators, which collects data on 1) youth health, 2) school health policies, and 3) school health education. This longitudinal study is conducted in all fifty states, and is composed of two bi-annual questionnaires: The Youth Risk Behavior Survey and The School Health Profiles. The YRBSS is a source of nationally comparable adolescent health data.
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey is a bi-annual questionnaire targeting randomly-selected 9 - 12 grade students in roughly 35 randomly-sampled schools throughout the state of Iowa. The YRBS aims to identify health behavioral trends in Iowa teens.