2015 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey results available

Maine students reported fewer of them are engaged in sexual relations, one third of high school students report they have used vapor cigarettes, and 30-day alcohol use has decreased among high schoolers. These results and more can be found in the 2015 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS).

Detailed and comparison reports from the 2015 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS) are now available. State, public health district, and county level reports on public school students in kindergarten, grade 3, and grades 5 through 12 are available on the MIYHS website at http://data.mainepublichealth.gov/miyhs/2015_report_fact_sheets.

Accounts to access to local data have been temporarily deactivated in order to verify permissions. Verified accounts will be reactivated by Dec. 18.  If you have any questions about data access, contact Stephen Corral at stephen.corral@maine.gov.

The Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey is administered in February of every odd year to gauge the health and health habits of Maine public school students in kindergarten through grade 12. Student response rates and school participation rates determine whether or not data is representative and can be released.

If you want to receive this confidential data, you will need to get approval from the superintendent of the SAU or school principal. Stephen Corral can begin processing data requests for 2015 MIYHS on Friday, December 18.  If you have any questions, contact Maine DOE Health Education and Physical Education Consultant Jean Zimmerman at Jean.zimmerman@maine.gov or 624-6687.

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