The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
measures behaviors that fall into six categories: 1. Behaviors that result in
unintentional injuries and violence; 2. Tobacco use; 3. Alcohol and other drug
use; 4. Sexual behaviors that result in HIV infection, other sexually
transmitted diseases, and unintended pregnancies; 5. Dietary behaviors; and 6.
To request data on the high school YRBS surveys, please follow this link to the Delaware Division of Public Health’s
data request process.
To access data from the middle school YRBS surveys, please
contact Rochelle Brittingham at email@example.com.
* 2019 HS YRBS HS: During administration of the 2019 High School
YRBS, low school participation throughout the state meant that the criteria for
a representative sample was not met. Because of this, the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention did not produce a statewide report for Delaware or
county reports for Sussex and New Castle. However, due to high levels of school
participation in Kent County, a county wide representative sample was reached
and a Kent County Report was produced by the CDC.
* 2019 MS YRBS MS: For the first time in 2019, a sampling rather
than a census approach was used for the Middle School YRBS. This approach
allowed CDHS to get a representative statewide sample to create a Statewide
Report. Unfortunately, because of the reduced number of participants,
individual county reports were not able to be produced by the CDC. Please reach
out to Rochelle Brittingham at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Funding for the Delaware High School Youth
Risk Behavior Survey is provided through the Delaware Division of Public Health
by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Funding for the 2019 Delaware Middle
School Youth Risk Behavior Survey was provided by the Delaware Department of
Services for Children, Youth & Their Families, Division of Prevention
and Behavioral Health Services.
Funding from 2006 - 2017 for the Delaware
Middle School Youth Risk Behavior Survey was provided by Nemours Children's