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Release of CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Thursday, June 7, 2012  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) is releasing the 2011 national, state, and local Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results, including tobacco use data, via a telebriefing at 12:00 p.m. (EDT) today. Howell Wechsler, division director of DASH, will present results highlighting dramatic improvements in motor vehicle-related health behaviors among teens.

Today's release provides another opportunity for you and your tobacco control partners to use the tools and products released in conjunction with the 2012 Surgeon General's Report, Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults.

Please see today's call-in details below. Here are copies of CDC's press release, the YRBS report, and a March 8th email detailing the 2012 Surgeon General's report and related products and resources. For more information about YRBS, visit

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release

Contact: CDC's Division of News & Electronic Media

(404) 639-3286

CDC Telebriefing on 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey Findings

WHAT: CDC will host a telephone-only media availability to discuss the new 2011 results from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey, a survey of high schools students (grades 9-12) conducted every other year.

WHO: Howell Wechsler, Ed.D, MPH, Director of CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health

WHEN: Thursday, June 7th at Noon ET


Media: 888-795-0855

Non-Media: 800-857-9634

INTERNATIONAL: 1-312-470-7052



A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at


Source: CDC's Office on Smoking and Health

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