Children’s Safety Network will highlight findings from the YRBS

The Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) released the 2015 national, state, and large urban school district Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results on the YRBS Web site.

Key findings:

  • Nearly 9% of high school students had attempted suicide in the past 12 months
  • Of students who had ridden a bike in the past 12 months, 81% had rarely or never worn a helmet
  • Nationwide, 17 percent of students had taken prescription drugs (without a doctor’s prescription) one or more times during their life
  • The use of wireless devices while driving continues to put youth at risk
  • The 2015 survey findings showed encouraging reductions in physical fighting among adolescents
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