New Jersey Department of Education

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Summary of the New Jersey 1999 Youth Risk Behavior Survey

The New Jersey Department of Education has conducted the Youth Risk Behavior Survey every other year since 1993 with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health. The study provides the self-reported behaviors of New Jersey public high school students in the six areas most highly related to preventable illness and premature death among adolescents and young adults.

Shown below are links to two brochures that summarize findings of the 1999 New Jersey Youth Risk Behavior Survey among high school students in the state's 30 Abbott Districts and among the remaining public high schools across the state respectively. These summaries may be downloaded and reproduced.

A technical report of the study and access to the data for further analysis can be obtained through written request to the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Educational Support Services, PO Box 500, Trenton, NJ 08625-0500. Requests for access to data for purposes of further analysis must be accompanied by a description of the purpose and nature of the proposed study.