Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

Users can download data sets and fact sheets regarding youth risk behaviors such as, physical activity, smoking, drug use, and sexual behaviors. Background The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) is a national school-based survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state, territorial, tribal and local surveys conducted by other agencies. YRBSS monitors the health risk behaviors and prevalence rates of obesity and…

Statistical Briefing Book on Juvenile Justice

Background Users can access data related to juvenile justice and delinquency using publications on the topic or analyzing data sets. Topics include but are not limited to: law enforcement, juvenile court, and juvenile corrections data. Developed for OJJDP by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, SBB provides timely and reliable statistical answers to the most frequently asked questions from policymakers, the media, and the general public. In addition, the data…

Center for Mental Health in Schools

Background Users are able to search for data, article, and abstracts related to mental health in schools. The Mental Health in Schools Database is maintained by the National Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. The center is a policy and program analysis center co-directed by Howard Adelman and Linda Taylor. The guiding principles and frameworks for the work of the center emphasize ensuring (1) mental health is understood…

National Violent Injury Statistics System

Background Users are able to search for data, article, and abstracts related to violent death and injury. The National Violent Injury Statistics System (NVISS) is working to establish ongoing, national data systems on violent injuries. NVISS’s major project has been to pilot-test, and press for the national adoption of, a uniform reporting system for violent deaths. The project has culminated in the establishment of the National Violent Death Reporting System…

National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)

Background Users are able to search for data, article, and abstracts related to violent death and injury including but not limited to child maltreatment, intimate partner homicides, other homicides, and suicides. In 2002, the CDC received funding to create NVDRS. It is a state-based surveillance system that collects facts from different sources about the same incident. The information—from death certificates, police reports, and coroner or medical examiner reports—is pooled into…

Child Trends Databank

Background Users can view and download tables, figures, and reports on a variety of indicators related to children, youth and families in the United States. Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by providing research and data to inform decision-making that affects children. In addition to conducting its own research, Child Trends works with federal and state officials and other…

Child Well-Being Index

Background The Child Well-Being Index is an average of factors related to child well-being in the United States. Users can download annual reports about national trends child well-being over time and the most recent Child Well-being Index. The Child Well-Being Index (CWI) is a measure of national trends in child well-being over time. This measure, modeled after the Consumer Price Index, is a yearly average of the factors related to…

Diversity Data: Metropolitan Quality of Life Data

Background Users can obtain descriptions, maps, profiles, and ranks of U.S. metropolitan areas pertaining to quality of life, diversity, and opportunities for racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. The Diversity Data project operates a website for users to explore how U.S. metropolitan areas perform on evidence-based social measures affecting quality of life, diversity and opportunity for racial and ethnic groups in the United States. These indicators capture a broad…

Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS)

Background Users can view and download data regarding youth health behaviors and risk factors from a variety of countries (including the United States). The Global School-based Student Health Survey is developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UNICEF, UNAIDS and UNESCO. The survey is conducted in schools around the world and looks at the health behaviors of students. The information is used…