More Alaska YRBS Data
For more information
Kate Oliver, YRBS Coordinator
Phone: (907) 269-8495
Fax: (907) 269-5446
2013 Alaska Youth Risk Behavior
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey is part of a national
surveillance system developed by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) to assist with assessing and addressing the health
risks of youth. It is conducted in Alaska every other year by the
Department of Education & Early Development and the Department of
Health and Social Services in cooperation with public high schools.
spring 2013, the department surveyed 1,247 students from 43 high
schools that were scientifically selected to represent all public high
schools (excluding boarding schools, alternative schools, correspondence
and home study schools, and correctional schools) in Alaska. These
results are representative of Alaska’s high school students grades 9-12
in traditional public high schools. At the same time and for the third
time, 818 students from 16 alternative high schools (defined as serving
high-risk students) in Alaska were surveyed to evaluate and address the
health risks of this unique population.
The 2013 Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results are summarized in the presentations available below.
2013 Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results Presentations