Youth Risk Behavior Survey - 2015 Results
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) administers the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) in selected commonwealth schools every other year. Lexington has participated in this study since 1995.
The study and survey focuses on major risk behaviors threatening health and safety of young people, including:
- tobacco use,
- alcohol and other drug use,
- sexual behavior that might lead to unintended pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease,
- dietary behavior and physical activity, and
- behaviors associated with intentional and unintentional injury.
The following links are 2015 results as presented to the School Committee in March 2016.