Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey Program

The New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS) is a survey of public high school students (grades 9 - 12) and public middle school students (grades 6 - 8). The survey includes questions about risk behaviors (behaviors contributing to unintentional injury; behaviors associated with violence; mental health, suicidal ideation and suicide attempts; alcohol, tobacco and drug use; sexual activity; and physical activity, nutrition, and body weight) and resiliency (protective) factors.

The YRRS is conducted by the New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department (PED), with technical assistance from the University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The NM YRRS is a part of the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS).

NOTE: The reports below contain both statewide and county-level results.


Latest Publications


Latest News

High School Students Less Likely to Binge Drink June 12, 2014 - Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey - Awareness

In 2013, New Mexico high school students were less likely to binge drink than their counterparts across the United States (17.1% vs. 20.8%), according to results from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today. While New Mexico students wer... « read more »

Risky Behaviors on the Decline among New Mexico High School Students March 20, 2014 - Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that rates for several important risk behaviors have fallen dramatically among New Mexico high school students. The information is based on results from the 2013 New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS), a joint project of the New Mexico... « read more »


2011 Youth Health Behaviors

Statewide Results


2009 Youth Risk & Resiliency Reports

New Mexico Epidemiology Newsletter

High School County Reports

Middle School County Reports


2007 Youth Risk & Resiliency Reports

New Mexico Epidemiology Newsletter

Statewide Results

County Reports


2005 Youth Risk & Resiliency Reports

Statewide Results

County Reports


2003 Youth Risk & Resiliency Reports

Statewide Results

County Reports