2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey - District Results

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In 2013, school staff administered the YRBS to over 37,200 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 district to another. While the 2013 methodology change allows for direct comparisons, there are many factors influencing children’s risk behaviors, and assumptions around the cause of differences between districts may not be accurate.

Survey Changes in 2013

Prior to 2013, statewide estimates were generated by weighting responses from a representative sample of schools. In 2013, the methodology was changed, and all student responses were used in creating statewide estimates, allowing for more accurate reporting.

In the 2013 report, 2011 data were recalculated in the same way in order to improve comparisons. As a result, the 2011 estimates in the 2013 report are slightly different compared to those in the 2011 report.

Please also note that in 2011, the Vermont YRBS moved from being one survey of youth in grades 8 through 12 to two surveys – one among 6 through 8th graders and one among youth in grades 9 through 12.  Two surveys were again conducted in 2013.  All results in the 2013 and 2011 high school survey reports are for grades nine through twelve only. Results from earlier surveys that appear in the 2011 and 2013 high school reports will be different from those published previously.


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