CDC releases the MMWR Surveillance Summary, “Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States, 2013.
On June 12, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the MMWR Surveillance Summary, “Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States, 2013.” The report summarizes results from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), conducted among more than 13,000 students in grades 9-12. This year’s Surveillance Summary also includes results from 42 state surveys and 21 large urban school district surveys.
The YRBS monitors six categories of priority health-risk behaviors among high school students, including sexual risk behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy, HIV, and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD). The newly released report shows mixed results regarding sexual risk behaviors among today’s youth.