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2023 YRBS Data and Reports

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The 2023 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) was completed by 1,488 students in 24 public high schools in San Diego Unified School District during the spring of 2023.   The school response rate was 100%, the student response rate was 78.9%, and the overall response rate was 78.9%. The results are representative of all district students in grades 9-12.

The weighted demographic characteristics of the sample are as follows:

Female 47.7% 9th grade 26.8% Asian 15.7%
Male 52.3% 10th grade 26.3% Black* 7.5%
11th grade 23.8% Hispanic/ Latino 44.8%
12th grade 22.4% White* 23.0%
Other 0.6% All other races* 1.5%
Multiple races* 7.2%

Students completed a self-administered, anonymous, 99-item questionnaire.   Survey procedures were designed to protect the privacy of students by allowing for anonymous and voluntary participation.   Local parental permission procedures were followed before survey administration.

The YRBS is one component of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with representatives from state and local departments of education and health, other federal agencies, and national education and health organizations. The YRBSS was designed to focus the nation on behaviors among youth related to the leading causes of mortality and morbidity among both youth and adults and to assess how these risk behaviors change over time. The San Diego Unified High School YRBS will measure the following behaviors:

  1. Protective factors in students lives;
  2. Adverse childhood experiences;
  3. Experiences with health education;
  4. Alcohol, nicotine, and other drug use;
  5. Relationship violence;
  6. Sexual behaviors that can result in HIV/STI infection and unintended pregnancy;
  7. Other behaviors that can result in intentional and unintentional injury and violence. 

2023 SDUSD High School Questionnaire (English | Spanish | Arabic | Somali | Tagalog | Vietnamese) 

Parent Notification Letters (English | Spanish | Arabic | Somali | Tagalog | Vietnamese)

Should your child participate in the YRBS? CDC addresses your concerns and questions!


2023 SDUSD High School YRBS One-Pager

Demographic Table

Summary Tables

Summary Graphs

Detail Tables

Detail Graphs

Academic Achievement Report

Trend Report: 10-Year

Trend Report: All Years

Sexual Identity and Gender Expression Reports

Youth Online: Local, State and National YRBS Data