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, the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), School of Community Health Sciences administered the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). The YRBS is a survey of health related behaviors and was designed in cooperation with federal agencies and numerous state and local departments of education and health. It has become the primary source of information on the most important health risk behaviors of high school students in this country and is increasingly used by leading educators, public health officials, and others to improve school health policies and programs.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) selected 30 high schools in Nevada (2,133 students). To ensure more complete representation from rural counties and accurate weighting at the regional level, UNR sampled all school districts in Nevada (70 high schools; 3,928 students). 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 UNR reports should be used.


2013 Nevada YRBS Reports

2013 CDC YRBS Reports

Nevada’s 2013 YRBS questionnaire



To request YRBS data, please contact:

Amberlee Baxa
YRBS Program Coordinator
Office of Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology
Division of Public and Behavioral Health
(702) 486-3567

For questions regarding survey administration and the 2013 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
(775) 682-7094

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

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

More information

Additional information about the YRBS can be found at: