Response rates for youth health survey released, data to follow

Final student response and school participation rates for the 2013 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS) are now available. Subsequent data and reports will be released before the end of December.

The final rates, posted in a table below, determine whether or not data for state, public health districts and individual counties for the various grade-span modules will be released. In order to have “reportable” county or public health district data, an overall response rate of 60 percent is required (overall response rate equals percent of schools multiplied by percent of students participating).

K/3 Module 5/6 Module Middle School Module High School Module
State Not Reportable Reportable Reportable Reportable
Public Health Districts:

Aroostook

Reportable Reportable Reportable

Central Maine

Reportable Reportable Reportable

Cumberland

Reportable Reportable Reportable

Downeast

Not Reportable Not Reportable Not Reportable

Mid-Coast

Reportable Reportable Reportable

Penquis

Reportable Reportable Reportable

Western Maine

Reportable Reportable Reportable

York

Not Reportable Reportable Reportable
Counties:

Androscoggin

Reportable Reportable

Aroostook

Reportable Reportable

Cumberland

Reportable Reportable

Franklin

Not Reportable Not Reportable

Hancock

Not Reportable Not Reportable

Kennebec

Reportable Reportable

Knox

Not Reportable Not Reportable

Lincoln

Reportable Reportable

Oxford

Reportable Reportable

Penobscot

Reportable Reportable

Piscataquis

Reportable Reportable

Sagadahoc

Reportable Reportable

Somerset

Reportable Reportable

Waldo

Reportable Not Reportable

Washington

Not Reportable Reportable

York

Reportable Reportable

ICF Macro is in the process of preparing data sets, checking data quality and reviewing early drafts of reports. Raw data and reports will be finalized simultaneously, so data requests for 2013 information will not be available prior to the release of the reports.

Some schools and school administrative units (SAU) participated in regions that are not receiving reportable data. If you want to receive this confidential data, you will need to obtain approval from the superintendent of the SAU or the school principal.

Each principal and superintendent of MIYHS-participating schools will receive a MIYHS website login prior to the 2013 data release. Stephen Corral, data and research specialist for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, will be assigning login information based on the DOE directory of schools. Logins will be used to securely access confidential school and SAU reports from the website for the 2009, 2011 and 2013 editions of the survey. If you find a discrepancy regarding your school or SAU in the DOE directory of schools, please email stephen.corral@maine.gov.