This report presents data from the District of Columbia Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data for 2017 and covers the following risk behavior categories, which coincide with the categories of OSSE’s Health Education Standards:
- Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
- Mental and Emotional Health
- Nutrition and Physical Activity
- Disease Prevention / Sexual Health
- Safety and Violence
The report notes significant differences within subgroups of the District of Columbia youth population (e.g., sex, grade, race/ethnicity) for various health behaviors and describes behaviors that have undergone significant changes through the years the YRBS was previously administered in 2007, 2012, and 2015. When data are reported separately for different subgroups (e.g., males and females), the data shown apply only to those groups and should not be added together.
Related Content: DC Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)