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Iowa School Health Profiles and Iowa Youth Risk Behavior Survey


Iowa School Health Profiles

2014 Results

2012 Results

2010 Results

2008 Results

Iowa Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

The Iowa YRBS is an epidemiologic system established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help monitor the prevalence of behaviors that put youth at risk for the most serious health and social problems that can occur during adolescence and adulthood. This survey is used by the State of Iowa to monitor these behaviors among its young people. Specifically, this survey focuses on students who were attending regular public high schools (Grades 9-12) in Iowa during. The YRBS was developed cooperatively by the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (in the CDC), 19 other federal agencies, and 71 state and local departments of education, and was administered in about 40 states in 2012-13.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Iowa response rate of 57% failed to meet the CDC criterion (60%) so the data were not “weighted.” This means that the results cannot be generalized to all high school students in Iowa in 2015.  The results reflect the health risk behaviors of only those students who participated in the Iowa YRBS in 2014-2015.

2015 Results

2013 Results

2011 Results

2007 Results

2005 Results

1997-2005 Significant Trends Results

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on March 21, 2018 at 7:40am.