1992 Youth Risk Behavior Survey
The 1992 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) was conducted as a followback to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) 1992 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). This survey was conducted as part of a larger research project, the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, which was developed to monitor the major risk behaviors of American youth. The 1992 YRBS interview focused on selected types of health behaviors among youth that could lead to a greater risk for morbidity and mortality. The audiotaped interview was administered by use of a cassette tape recorder. Respondents listened to previously recorded interview questions and provided their answers on answer sheets. The 1992 YRBS addressed the following substantive areas: injury risks, including physical fights and weapon use; cigarette, tobacco, or snuff use; alcohol and illegal drug use; AIDS/HIV education; drug use risks; diet and nutrition; physical activities; stays away from home; and sexual intercourse. Data were collected from 10,645 respondents on 178 variables.