National Data Files and Documentation
Data User’s Manual (pdf—1.8MB)
The Data User’s Manual includes descriptions of how the dichotomous
variables were calculated; response rates; a codebook with question text,
response options, column positions, and frequencies; and procedures for
editing the data.
2007 National YRBS Data Files
The national YRBS data files are available in five different data formats.
Guidance on using the SAS formats is available in the FAQs under
How to use
the SAS format library.
ASCII data (dat 5.3MB)
SPSS data (sav
SAS data (sas7bdat
SAS formats (sas7bcat
Access file (zip
1991–2005 National YRBS Data Files
The national YRBS data files for previous years are available in the
1991–2005 Data and Documentation section.
A comprehensive list of journal articles and MMWRs that provide
information on YRBSS methods and measuring risk behaviors among youth is available in the
YRBSS Methods page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common questions asked about the YRBSS, including results,
questionnaire content, validity and reliability, methods, and using the data
files are available in the FAQ page.
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