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 a 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.

  • How do we know that students answer honestly?

  • When will the 2023 YRBS data become available?

  • What is weighted data?

  • What are the limitations of the data?

  • How can I access YRBS data?