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Youth Data

Greater Worcester Regional Youth Health Survey (RYHS)

Did you know...84% of middle school students in the Greater Worcester area felt that there are adults in their lives that they can talk to about their future?  How about that 24% of high school students reported eating 2 or more servings of fruit per day?

To find out more about what the middle school and high school youth report about their lives, read the survey results below. The purpose of the Greater Worcester RYHS is to learn about youth health by surveying youth about safety, violence, substance use, nutrition, physical activity, mental health, and other health related topics.

Every two years, the Greater Worcester RYHS is administered to middle and high school students in the City of Worcester, Massachusetts and surrounding towns by the Worcester Division of Public Health and the UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center.

The surveys were administered in 2013, 2015 and 2017 to students in the following cities and towns:
- Grafton
- Millbury
- Leicester
- Shrewsbury
- Worcester

Summary Reports

Cover for Greater Worcester RYHS 2017 High School Report

 Summary: 2017 Greater Worcester Regional Youth Health Survey High School Report

 

 

                            

 

 

Cover of Summary of 2017 Greater Worcester RYHS Middle School Report

Summary: 2017 Greater Worcester Regional Youth Health Survey Middle School Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall Prevalence Reports

2017
Greater Worcester 2017 Middle School Regional Youth Health Survey. Overall Prevalence

Greater Worcester 2017 High School Regional Youth Health Survey. Overall Prevalence

2015
Greater Worcester 2015 Middle School Regional Youth Health Survey. Overall Prevalence

Greater Worcester 2015 High School Regional Youth Health Survey. Overall Prevalence

2013
Greater Worcester 2013 High School Regional Youth Health Survey. Overall Prevalence