Results and Data Requests

  • The Youth Risk Behavior Survey, developed by the CDC, monitors priority health behaviors and experiences among students. Boston Public Schools has 25+ years history of YRBS results.

    Boston YRBS data are used to create local and state-level estimates of youth social-emotional well-being, substance use, sexual health, violence, injury, physical activity, nutrition and hunger, and other health risk behaviors. These data are a vital resource to help guide decision-making and resource allocation for effective prevention and control programs for schools and communities.

    For previous Boston YRBS publications and 2019 results tables visit the High School YRBS Results and Middle School YRBS Results webpages.

  • How do we know that students answer honestly?

  • When will the 2021 YRBS data become available?

  • What is weighted data?

  • What are the limitations of the data?

  • How can I access YRBS data?