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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. Physical activity.

The 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) was completed by 3,709 in 41 public high schools in Delaware during the spring of 2013. The school response rate was 100%, the student response rate was 85%, and the overall response rate was 84%. The results are representative of all students in grades 9-12.

To run analyses for the Delaware High School or Middle School YRBS, please use the CDC data analysis tool.

For more information, please contact Rochelle Brittingham at

* 2019 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. For questions about statewide measures, New Castle County measures, or Sussex County measures, please reach out to Rochelle Brittingham at

* 2019 YRBS MS: In 2019, a sampling approach was used for the first time rather than a census approach 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. If you are interested in county level data, please reach out to Rochelle Brittingham at

Middle School

High School

2019 Kent County Findings*:

2019 Kent HS Demographic Table.pdf

2019 Kent HS Detail Tables.pdf

2019 Kent HS Graphs.pptx

2019 Kent HS Trend Report.pdf

2017 State Findings:

2017 DE HS Demographic Table.pdf

2017 DE HS Detail Tables.pdf

2017 DE HS Graphs.pptx

2017 DE HS Trend Report.pdf

2017 New Castle County Findings:

2017 New Castle HS Demographic Table.pdf

2017 New Castle HS Detail Tables.pdf

2017 New Castle HS Graphs.pptx

2017 New Castle HS Trend Report.pdf

2017 Kent County Findings:

2017 Kent HS Demographic Table.pdf

2017 Kent HS Detail Tables.pdf

2017 Kent HS Graphs.pptx

2017 Kent HS Trend Report.pdf

2017 Sussex County Findings:

2017 Sussex HS Demographic Table.pdf

2017 Sussex HS Detail Tables.pdf

2017 Sussex HS Graphs.pptx

2017 Sussex HS Trend Report.pdf

2015 State Findings: 

2015 DE HS Demographic Table.pdf

2015 DE HS Detail Tables.pdf

2015 DE HS Graphs.pptx

2015 DE HS Trend Report.pdf

2015 New Castle County Findings:

2015 New Castle HS Demographic Table.pdf

2015 New Castle HS Detail Tables.pdf

2015 New Castle HS Graphs.pptx

2015 New Castle HS Trend Report.pdf

2015 Kent County Findings:

2015 Kent HS Demographic Table.pdf

2015 Kent HS Detail Tables.pdf

2015 Kent HS Graphs.pptx

2015 Kent HS Trend Report.pdf

2015 Sussex County Findings:

2015 Sussex HS Demographic Table.pdf

2015 Sussex HS Detail Tables.pdf

2015 Sussex HS Graphs.pptx

2015 Sussex HS Trend Report.pdf

​2013 State Findings: 

2013 DE HS Demographic.pdf

2013 DE HS Detail Tables.pdf

2013 DE HS Graphs.pdf

2013 DE HS Trend Report.pdf

New Castle County Findings:

2013 New Castle HS Demographic.pdf

2013 New Castle HS Detail Tables.pdf

2013 New Castle HS Graphs.pptx

2013 New Castle HS Trend Report.pdf

Kent County Findings: 

2013 Kent HS Demographic.pdf

2013 Kent HS Detail Tables.pdf

2013 Kent HS Graphs.pptx

2013 Kent HS Trend Report.pdf

Sussex County Findings:

2013 Sussex HS Demographic.pdf

2013 Sussex HS Detail Tables.pdf

2013 Sussex HS Graphs.pptx

2013 Sussex HS Trend Report.pdf

Important Domains of Youth Health and Wellness Measured by YRBS


Middle School:                                                                             High School: 

YRBS-MS 2019.pdf                                                               YRBS-HS 2019.pdf

YRBS-MS 2017.pdf                                                               YRBS-HS 2017.pdf

YRBS-MS 2015.pdf                                                               YRBS-HS 2015.pdf

YRBS-MS 2013.pdf                                                               YRBS-HS 2013.pdf

YRBS-MS 2011.pdf                                                               YRBS-HS 2011.pdf

YRBS-MS 2009.pdf                                                               YRBS-HS 2009.pdf

YRBS-MS 2007.pdf                                                               YRBS-HS 2007.pdf

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