Data

Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) conducted the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) in Spring 2019 among randomly selected high school students. The YRBS monitors six categories of health-related behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including

  • Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence

  • Sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection

  • Alcohol and other drug use

  • Tobacco use

  • Unhealthy dietary behaviors

  • Inadequate physical activity

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HCPS conducted the School Health Profiles (Profiles) survey in Spring 2020 prior to the district shutting down due to Covid. The Profiles survey consists of two surveys that are conducted in all regular public schools with grades 6th-12th. The surveys are completed by the Principal and one Health/PE teacher at each school. Profiles is used to assess school health policies and practices in health education, physical education, bullying and sexual harassment, tobacco use prevention, nutrition, school health services, and family and community engagement.​

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View HCPS YRBS and Profiles Data

Florida YRBS

The YRBS is also done at the state level.  Check out the video below that the Florida Department of Education created to showcase some of their data.