Chicago Youth Risk Behavior Survey Fact Sheet (2008)


This fact sheet is a summary of adolescent sexual risk behaviors from the Chicago Youth Risk Behavior Survey in 2008. Designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other national and local health and educational associations, the survey is used to assess and monitor high-risk behaviors associated with morbidity and mortality among youth and adults in the United States. The fact sheet covers sexual activity, contraceptive use, sexual abuse, violence and HIV/AIDS.

  • “45.7% reported being currently sexually active, higher than the national average at 33.9%.”
  • “Condom use among Chicago students is 68.9% compared to the national average of 62.8%.”
  • “36.8% of bisexual students and 16.7% of gay and lesbian students reported being physically forced to have sex compared to 8% of heterosexual students.”

Citation: Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health. (2008). Summary of Chicago youth risk behavior survey. Retrieved from

Link to fact sheet.

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