Health Enhancement and Safety


2013 Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey results available

Friday, August 30, 2013, 11:04 am

The 2013 Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results were released in early July.  The statewide results showed improving trends among Montana high school students in decreased alcohol and tobacco use; however, significant increases were seen in distracted driving trends (e.g., using a cell phone, texting or e-mailing while driving during the past 30 days).  The self-reporting student survey measures behaviors that can result in mortality or morbidity and is conducted biennially by the OPI through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The six topics queried on the survey are unintentional injury and violence; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors; nutrition and dietary behaviors; and physical activity.   Check out the statewide, regional, county, district-wide and school-specific data results which are located at www.opi.mt.gov/yrbs.

For more information, contact Susan Court, 406-444-3178