Health Enhancement and Safety


2011 Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey Report Available

Monday, October 3, 2011, 5:20 pm

Statewide results for the 2011 Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey are available in hardcopy or online at www.opi.mt.gov/yrbs.  For the first time in 20 years, the weighted data include results for American Indian students in Montana.  Also located on this web site are reports for Grades 7-8, Alternative Schools, American Indian Students On or Near a Reservation, American Indian Students in Urban Schools, Non-Public Accredited Schools and Students with Disabilities.  Data results by MASS region are also available for high school and grades 7-8 students.  School-specific data is available through the Citrix portal using your IRIS username and password.  A template is available for charting comparisons between statewide and school-specific data.  The YRBS is a biennial survey that provides a measurement of self-reported health risk behaviors among youth for unintentional injury and violence, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, sexual behaviors, nutrition and dietary behaviors, and physical inactivity.  Over 22,000 Montana students in grades 7 through 12 participated in the 2011 YRBS.

For more information, contact Susan Court, 406-444-3178