Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Every two years since 1993, the Department of Health's Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, and the Department of Education's Coordinated School Health Programs have sponsored the Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).

The YRBS measures the prevalence of behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disease, and injury among youth. The YRBS is part of a larger effort to help communities increase the “resiliency” of young people by reducing high risk behaviors and promoting healthy behaviors.

Learn more: YRBS Frequently Asked Questions

Youth Risk Behavior Survey Reports

2015 | 2013 | 2011 | 2009200720052003* | 2001* | 1999* | 1997* | 1995*

What you'll find

In addition to the reports, these individual YRBS website pages include a variety of resources related to the data. More recent pages include survey changes, statewide and local reports, statewide highlights, data briefs, and the questionnaires.

* 1995 - 2003 reports are PDF documents PDF

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YRBS Maps and Trends

Screen shot image of InstantAtlas pageThe Vermont Department of Health routinely uses three geographies to assess population indicators at the local level: by county, by Health Department district office area, and by hospital service area (HSA). These links access our interactive InstantAtlas™ pages, with maps, tables and graphs for many health indicators using YRBS and other data sources.

Maps and Trends Data

Healthy Vermonters 2020
Healthy Vermonters 2020 is the public health initiative that assesses, plans, and sets goals for population health indicators that are guiding the work of public health through 2020. YRBS is one data source included in this initiative. Indicators are organized by health topic such as 'Family Planning' or 'Physical Activity.'

Additional YRBS Indicators
These indicators relate to other areas of our public health mission, and include youth assets, personal safety, and substance use.

Tips for navigating the data:

Contact us for more information.

Healthy Vermonters 2020

Healthy Vermonters 2020 includes over 120 health indicators. YRBS data is used to monitor the indicators included in the health topics below.

Healthy Vermonters 2020
Statewide Population Indicators
Maps & Trends

HV2020 Goal:  A Healthy Lifetime PDF document
Family Planning
County  

HV2020 Goal:  Providing for Better Health
PDF document
Mental Health
County  

HV2020 Goal:  Behaviors, Environment & Health PDF document
Alcohol & Other Drug Use
County  
Tobacco Use
County  
Nutrition & Weight
County  
Physical Activity
County  

HV2020 Goal: Diseases & Health Conditions PDF document
HIV, AIDS & STDs
County  

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Additional YRBS Indicators

While many important health indicators are included in Healthy Vermonters 2020, we have provided additional indicators available from YRBS data below.

YRBS Maps and Trends
Statewide Population Indicators
Maps & Trends
Youth Assets
Personal Safety
Substance Abuse
HSA
Risk Behavior

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Contact us

For more information or assistance, contact:

Shayla Livingston, M.P.H.
802-863-6337
shayla.livingston@state.vt.us

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