2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey

2011 YRBS Report


Every other year, since 1993, the Department of Health Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs and the Department of Education Student Health and Learning Team sponsor 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 survey is part of a larger effort to help communities increase the “resiliency” of young people by reducing high risk behaviors and promoting healthy behaviors.

The statewide report is based on representative samples of high schools and middle schools and is weighted to reflect all public school students in six through twelfth grades. The reports by local education agency are the results for the students who took the survey in each participating supervisory union, school district, or public/private institution. The reports by county are results based on students’ counties of residence.

Survey Changes in 2011

Before 2011, students in grades eight through twelve took the Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey. In 2011, we conducted two surveys: a high school survey of students in grades nine through twelve, and a middle school survey of students in grades six through eight.

All results in the 2011 high school survey report are for grades nine through twelve only. Results from earlier surveys that appear in the 2011 high school report will be different from those published previously.

The 2011 report is available online only.

2011 Statewide Report

2011 Local Reports

2011 Data Briefs

2011 Questionnaires

For questions about the reports, contact:

Kristen Murray, PhD

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