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State of Alaska

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) - Local Query Module Configuration Selection

About the Alaska Local YRBS Dataset

    This dataset provides representative data for school districts that met the minimum overall participation rate, as outlined below. Non-representative prevalence estimates are provided when a school district did not meet this minimum overall participation rate or when the user combines multiple school districts to generate an aggregate estimate. This dataset should be used when the user wants to estimate school district or regional prevalence of high school student risk or protective behaviors. This dataset should not be used when the user wants to estimate statewide prevalence. The local YRBS dataset includes students in public traditional, alternative, and correctional high schools (excluding correspondence and home study schools).

Sampling, Weighting, and Analysis

    Participation in a local YRBS is voluntary. As a result, data are only available for school districts that have chosen to participate. The majority of Alaska school districts that conduct a local survey use a census sample design, which allows every student in every eligible high school to participate in the survey. However, four urban school districts administer the local traditional high school survey to students in randomly selected classes from all eligible traditional high schools, rather than conducting a census sample. The State of Alaska requires an overall response rate of 50% or greater in order to ensure that school district-level results can be generalized to the student population within a district. When this minimum response rate is met, the school district's data are weighted by grade and sex. This dataset contains both weighted and unweighted data. Logit confidence limits are generated assuming complex sampling with replacement.

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For more information, contact YRBS@alaska.gov

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The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (Ak-IBIS) web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Sat, 22 September 2018 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov ".

Content updated: Thu, 23 Aug 2018 09:03:24 AKDT
The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics AK-IBIS web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Sat, 22 September 2018 2:41:25 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/ ".

Content updated: Thu, 23 Aug 2018 09:03:24 AKDT