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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 non-representative data for Alaska traditional, alternative, and correctional high school students combined, and should be used when the user wants to estimate regional or school district-level prevalence of high school student risk or protective behaviors. This dataset should not be used when the user wants to estimate statewide prevalence. This dataset includes students in public traditional, alternative, and correctional high schools (excluding boarding, correspondence, and home study schools).

Sampling and Weighting

    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 alternative 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 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.

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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 Fri, 19 January 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: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:42:50 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 Fri, 19 January 2018 10:04:15 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: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:42:50 AKDT