Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

In the spring of 2018, the first Washington County Youth Risk Behavior Survey aggregate data set was created thanks to a significant partnership formed in 2017 (Well Washington County) among all five public school districts in Washington County, the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department, Aurora Health Care, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Elevate, Five Counties for Tobacco-Free Living, and United Way of Washington County.

The Wisconsin Online Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is conducted as part of a national effort by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to monitor health-risk behaviors of the nation’s high school students. The health behaviors monitored by the Wisconsin YRBS are the most significant causes of morbidity and mortality during youth and into adulthood. The behaviors include: traffic safety; weapons and violence; suicide; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behavior; and diet, nutrition, and exercise.

Washington County’s 2018 Youth Risk Behavior Survey provides insight into the behaviors and attitudes of our young people toward Personal Safety, Alcohol Use, Tobacco Use, Marijuana and Other Drugs, Mental Health, Sexual Behavior and Personal Health.

Washington County YRBS Report