2013-2014 Alexandria Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

The results of the Alexandria Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) are now available for review. This anonymous, voluntary survey was given to Alexandria City Public School students in grades 8, 10 & 12. The Alexandria YRBS represents data collected in 2013 - 2014. It was a result of academic, government, volunteer and non-governmental organizations working together to improve the health and wellness of youth in Alexandria.

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The Alexandria YRBS is done to learn more about youth behaviors that can affect their health. It focuses on six risk areas identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Physical health
  • Behaviors that contribute to unintentional or intentional injuries
  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Tobacco use
  • Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections, including HIV
  • Dietary behavior

This survey is very useful for Alexandria because it was done directly with the youth in our local schools, and not from neighboring communities. 

For questions about the current report, email us at alex_epi@vdh.virginia.gov.

For questions about Alexandria City Public School programs looking to reduce health risks in youth, email clinton.page@acps.k12.va.us.