Student alcohol use by grade in Vermont

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Definitions: Percent of students who reported using alcohol at least once during the past 30 days

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

Footnotes: The Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey is a biennial, voluntary survey of students attending middle schools 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. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: State-level percentages for years prior to 2013 were recalculated in 2013 and will differ from previously published percentages.  

Updated August 2020.