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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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 email@example.com.
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.