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The research summary describes in detail how the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) conducts the trend analysis of the YRBSS data. The paper outline how the sampling is conducted by the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey a body formed by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The YRBSS is a body entrusted to monitor the health risk behavior associated with the six categories causative of morbidity and mortality among youth (Kann). These leading causes can be summarized as the behavior contributing to unintentional injuries, alcohol and other drug use, use of tobacco, sexual behavior leading to STIs and unintended pregnancy, unhealthy dietary behavior and physical inactivity.
Stratified sampling
The recent sampling assumes two- stage cluster sample design in the year 2013. The stratified two-stage cluster sample design presumes two stages. In the first stage the list of schools are stratified in accordance to the importance of the demographic variables, accompanied by replacement schools in case the targeted fails to participate. Then followed by of more intact class of the target or the participating school. This is in attempt to produce a representative sample of public and private school of students in grade 9-12. The sample target population of 39 states and 21 large urban school district of public and private school students.
The sampling for the 2013 national YRBSS entailed regular public and private school with students in the grades 9-12 in the 50 states and the District of Columbia (Kann). The sampling frame was retrieved from the Market Data retrieval database (MDR). The first stage frame consisted of 1276 primary sampling units (PSUs) holding counties, subareas of the large counties and the adjacent counties. Then followed by stratifying the PSUs in…...

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