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Youth Risk Behavior Survey:

MIYHS: Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey

Beginning in 2009, the Maine Department of Education, in collaboration with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of Substance Abuse in the Department of Health and Human Services conducted the Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey. Students from Kindergarten and 3rd grades, 5th and 6th grades, and 7-12th grades participated in the survey. There are four different versions of this survey at the 7-12th grade level, one of which is the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) mentioned below. Surveys are conducted every other year, the next one scheduled first two weeks of February, 2013.

As of Dec. 20, 2012, all 2011 data including state, public health district and county is available on the Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey website at: https://data.mainepublichealth.gov/miyhs/. At this site, 2013 survey information is found under Upcoming Survey Information tab at top of page.

 

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

The Department of Education conducts the Maine Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) every other year with funding from the Division of Adolescent and School Health within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The survey provides us with information about adolescent health-risk behaviors that are occurring, as well as prevention indicators.  Maine has collected the majority of this data since 1993.  Randomly selected students in grades 7–12 in randomly selected public middle and high schools participate in the Maine YRBS.  School and student participation is voluntary.  Because the data is weighted, it is representative of students throughout Maine.  Once the surveys are completed, the results are calculated and made into a report.  The reports are shared with school officials, health educators, parents, health care providers and others throughout the State of Maine. 

The most recent survey was conducted in 2011, funded by the Division of Adolescent and School Health within the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, visit:  www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/yrbs.

New Postings--2011 DATA FACT SHEETS

High School (in PDF)

Alcohol & other drug use

Areas for success/Areas for development

Behaviors that lead to injury and violence

Body mass index, healthy eating & physical activity

Sexual behaviors

Tobacco use

Comparisons High School and Middle School (in PDF)

Alcohol & other drug use

Behaviors that lead to injury and violence

Body mass index, healthy eating & physical activity

Sexual behaviors

Tobacco use

Trend Data, 1997 - 2011

Middle School

High School

Updated:  12/19/12