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2023 YRBS Data and Reports

The 2023 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) will be completed by ~1,500 students in grades 9-12 within 22 public high schools in San Diego Unified School District during the spring of 2023. A school response rate of 100% is expected. Students in randomly selected high school classrooms will complete a self-administered, anonymous, 99-item questionnaire that takes ~35-45 minutes for students to complete (one class period). Survey procedures are designed to protect the privacy and confidentiality of students by allowing for anonymous and voluntary participation. Local parental permission procedures will be followed before survey administration.

The YRBS is one component of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with representatives from state and local departments of education and health, other federal agencies, and national education and health organizations. The YRBSS was designed to focus the nation on behaviors among youth related to the leading causes of mortality and morbidity among both youth and adults and to assess how these risk behaviors change over time. The San Diego Unified High School YRBS will measure the following behaviors:

  1. Protective factors in students lives;
  2. Adverse childhood experiences;
  3. Experiences with health education;
  4. Alcohol, nicotine, and other drug use;
  5. Relationship violence;
  6. Sexual behaviors that can result in HIV/STI infection and unintended pregnancy;
  7. Other behaviors that can result in intentional and unintentional injury and violence. 

2023 SDUSD High School Questionnaire (English | Spanish | Arabic | Somali | Tagalog | Vietnamese) 

Parent Notification Letters (English | Spanish | Arabic | Somali | Tagalog | Vietnamese)

Should your child participate in the YRBS? CDC addresses your concerns and questions!