2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey - Results by County

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In 2011, school staff administered the YRBS to over 36,000 students in grades 6-12. Participation by schools and individual students was completely voluntary.  To protect student privacy, the survey was anonymous.  It is impossible to identify an individual student’s responses.

We urge caution when comparing one county to another or to the statewide results.  The statewide results are weighted to represent the population of all students in grades 9-12, or 6-8. The county results are not weighted and only represent those students who took the survey. Participation rates vary from school to school, some schools did not participate, some students were absent on the day the survey was administered, and other students declined to participate or did not complete the survey correctly.

Survey Changes in 2011

Before 2011, students in grades 8-12 took the Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey. In 2011, we conducted two surveys: a high school survey of students in grades 9-12, and a middle school survey of students in grades 6-8. All results in the 2011 high school survey report are for grades 9-12 only.

How Counties are Assigned

For the high school survey, students self-reported the town in which they live. We assigned students to counties based on this town code. Students who did not provide a useable town code are not included in the county-level reports. For the middle school survey, we assigned county of residence based on the supervisory union/school district or, in some cases, individual schools.


***All documents are in PDF format

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