Food insecurity by age group and subgroup in Vermont

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Definitions: The percent of children who went hungry most of the time or always because there was not enough food in their home.  

Data Source: Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).

Footnotes: The Middle School YRBS data is reported for the category of LGB; the High School YRBS data is reported for the category of LGBT.  Due to formatting constraints the two have been combined into LGB/LGBT in this table for both age ranges.  

The Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey is a biennial, voluntary survey of students attending middle and high schools in Vermont.  The survey seeks to monitor trends in student health and risk behaviors.  The indicators as a whole reflect a broad definition of youth well-being.  Not only do the indicators monitor behaviors associated with negative health and psychological outcomes, but they also measure "developmental assets" - internal resources and skills, as well as community, school, and other institutional supports.  These assets foster the development of thriving young adults.