2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey


Every two years since 1993, the Department of Health Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs and the Department of Education 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.

The statewide report is based on a representative sample of high schools and middle schools and is weighted to reflect all public school students in eighth 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 Report & Results

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