YouthRisk2007: Riding with a Driver Who Has Been Drinking

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Risky behavior (riding with a drinking driver) in youths


A dataset with 13387 observations on the following 6 variables.

ride.alc.driver 1=rode with a drinking driver in past 30 days or 0=did not
female 1=female or 0=male
grade Year in high school: 9, 10, 11, or 12
age4 Age (in years)
smoke Ever smoked? 1=yes or 0=no
DriverLicense Have a driver's license? 1=yes or 0=no


This dataset is derived from the 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), which is an annual survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the prevalence of health-risk youth behaviors. This dataset focuses on whether or not youths have recently (in past 30 days) ridden with a drunk driver.

This dataset renamed as YouthRisk for the second edition.


The article "Which Young People Accept a Lift From a Drunk or Drugged Driver?" in Accident Analysis and Prevention (July 2009. pp. 703-9) provides more details.


A more recent version of the full dataset is available at

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