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New CDC Report Highlights Youth Risk Behavior Challenges

JUVJUST - Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary & Trends Report: 2011-2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the "Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary & Trends Report: 2011-2021." This survey was developed to monitor health behaviors that contribute to death, disability, and social problems among youth in the United States.
This report focuses on behaviors and experiences among U.S. high school students related to their mental health and well-being, including substance use, experiences of violence, and sexual behavior. The data show that the same youth behaviors and experiences that were moving in the wrong direction before the pandemic, such as poor mental health, continued to worsen.

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Date Published: March 8, 2023