Nevada Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Community Health Sciences

On behalf of the Nevada Department of Education and the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), School of Community Health Sciences administered the 2013 and 2015 Nevada Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). The YRBS is a survey of adolescent health behaviors and was designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in cooperation with federal agencies and numerous state and local departments of education and health. Nationally, the YRBS has become the primary source of information on the most important health risk behaviors of high school students and is increasingly used by leading educators, public health officials, and others to improve school health policies and programs.

2015 Nevada YRBS

In 2015, CDC selected 32 high schools in Nevada. To ensure more complete representation from all counties and accurate weighting at the regional level, the DPBH contracted with UNR to sample all school districts in Nevada (97 high schools and 5,108 students participated). When reviewing the CDC and UNR reports below, please note that the CDC and UNR prevalence estimates may differ slightly due to these differences in sampling. For local comparisons, the Nevada reports prepared by UNR should be used.

YRBS data are routinely collected on high school students, but only a few states collect data on middle school students. In 2015, the DPBH contracted with UNR to sample middle school students from all school districts in Nevada (113 middle schools and 4,535 students participated).

2015 Nevada YRBS Reports

2015 CDC YRBS Reports

2015 Nevada YRBS Questionnaires

2013 Nevada YRBS

In 2013, the CDC selected 30 high schools in Nevada. To ensure more complete representation from all counties and accurate weighting at the regional level, the DPBH contracted with UNR to sample all school districts in Nevada (70 high schools and 3,928 students participated). When reviewing the CDC and UNR reports below, please note that the CDC and UNR prevalence estimates may differ slightly due to these differences in sampling. For local comparisons, the Nevada reports prepared by UNR should be used.

2013 Nevada YRBS Reports

2013 CDC YRBS Reports

Nevada’s 2013 YRBS questionnaire

YRBS FAQs

Contact

To request YRBS data, please contact:

Amberlee Baxa
YRBS Program Coordinator
Office of Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology
Division of Public and Behavioral Health
abaxa@health.nv.gov
(702) 486-3567

For questions regarding survey administration and the YRBS report, please contact:

Wei Yang, Ph.D.
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
School of Community Health Sciences
Director, Nevada Center for Health Statistics and Informatics
University of Nevada, Reno
weiyang@unr.edu
(775) 682-7094

Kristen Clements-Nolle, Ph.D., MPH
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
University of Nevada, Reno
School of Community Health Sciences
clements@unr.edu
(775) 682-7097

Taylor Lensch
YRBS/School Health Profiles Coordinator
School of Community Health Sciences
University of Nevada, Reno
tlensch@unr.edu
(775) 682-8406

More information

Additional information about the YRBS can be found at: