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Healthy students are better learners, and academic achievement bears a lifetime of benefits for health.

However, youth risk behaviors, such as physical inactivity, unhealthy dietary behaviors, tobacco use, alcohol use, and other drug use are consistently linked to poor grades and test scores and lower educational attainment according to 2019 YRBS data. NDE and NDHHS monitor how common and widespread various health risk behaviors are among Nebraska youth. Vital statistics records and surveys provide data for this monitoring and the measurement of change and progress towards health goals. The adolescent report focuses on the results of two sets of data collection in Nebraska: The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and the School Health Profiles (SHP). View report snapshot. 


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Healthy Schools Nebraska is supported by the Cooperative Agreement Number NU58DP004819, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

Updated February 2, 2024 11:14am