New CDC report: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2019
Today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, “Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States, 2019,” includes an MMWR Surveillance Supplement featuring several articles written by experts from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control using 2019 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data on the following topic areas: interpersonal violence victimization, suicidal ideation and behaviors, transportation risk behaviors, prescription opioid misuse, and trends in violence victimization and suicide risk by sexual identity.
Some key injury and violence findings among U.S. high school students from the report:
These findings provide an important snapshot of the health of American youth. How well we monitor and address these behaviors now will greatly impact the overall picture of the health for our nation’s youth in the future.
The 2019 YRBS data are available at www.cdc.gov/yrbs.