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Proposed Project: 2004 Methodological Study of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)—New—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Start Printed Page 57465
CDC intends to conduct a methodological study of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey in the Spring of 2004 to assess the effects of setting and mode of survey administration on the reporting of health-risk behaviors among adolescents. This study will provide methodological guidance for future surveys, especially surveys of adolescents. In 2000, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), commissioned five expert papers written on the topic “Examining Substance Abuse Data Collection Methodologies.” The papers focused on the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH, formerly the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, or NHSDA), and Monitoring the Future (MTF). A consensus among the authors was that disparate results across the studies are most likely a product of methodological differences across the surveys. The 2004 Methodological Study of the YRBS is designed to measure the extent to which the prevalence of health-risk behaviors among students varies by whether the survey is administered in schools versus students' homes (setting), and by whether the survey is administered using paper and pencil questionnaire booklets versus computer assisted self interviewing (mode).
Approximately 5,480 high school students will be given questionnaires in one of the four setting/mode combinations. Elucidation of the impact of these factors on prevalence will assist in reducing response effects and improving the quality of the YRBS data. The total estimated annualized burden for this data collection is 4,110 hours.
|Respondents||Number of respondents||Number of responses per respondent||Average burden per response (in hours)|
|High school students—paper & pencil, school-based questionnaire||1,344||1||45/60|
|High school students—paper & pencil, home-based questionnaire||1,344||1||45/60|
|High school students—CASI, school based questionnaire||1,344||1||45/60|
|High school students—CASI, home based questionnaire||1,344||1||45/60|
|School administrators recruitment||104||1||45/60|
Dated: September 29, 2003.
Nancy E. Cheal,
Acting Associate Director for Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Centers for Disease Control Prevention.
[FR Doc. 03-25085 Filed 10-2-03; 8:45 am]
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