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Please visit covidtests.gov to request four free COVID-19 self-test kits from the Federal Government. Find a location that has a supply of COVID-19 therapeutics as part of the Test to Treat initiative here. The complete DPH COVID-19 toolbox is located at ct.gov/coronavirus.

The Connecticut School Health Survey (CSHS) is a school-based survey of students in grades 9 - 12, with randomly chosen classrooms within selected schools, and is anonymous and confidential. It is also nationally known as the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). The health survey previously had two components, the Youth Behavior Component (YBC), and Youth Tobacco Component (YTC), and has been successfully administered in Connecticut since 2005.  Starting in 2019, there was just one survey component. You can download and view the 2021 CSHS Questionnaire (PDF).   You can also explore Connecticut results using CDC's Youth Online interactive web tool. Please visit the DPH Tobacco Use and Prevention Program web page for previous CT Youth Tobacco Survey Results.  


2019 CSHS 
The following files (all PDF unless otherwise noted) can provide you with more detailed information on the Connecticut School Health Survey administered in 2019:
2017 CSHS 
The following files (all PDF unless otherwise noted) can provide you with more detailed information on the Connecticut School Health Survey administered in 2017:

2015 CSHS 
2015 Connecticut School Health Survey Report:  YBC (Behavior) Results (.pdf) 
                                                                                             YTS (Tobacco) Results (.pdf)

The following files (all PDF unless otherwise noted) can provide you with more detailed information on the Connecticut School Health Survey administered in 2015:

 

2013 Connecticut School Health Survey Report: YBC (Behavior) Results (.pdf)  
                                                                                           YTC (Tobacco) Results (.pdf)

The following files (all PDF unless otherwise noted) can provide you with more detailed information on the Connecticut School Health Survey administered in 2013:

 

The following files (all PDF unless otherwise noted) can provide you with more detailed information on the Connecticut School Health Survey administered in 2011:

2011 Connecticut School Health Survey Report: YBC (Behavior) Results (8.2MB)  
                                                                                           YTC (Tobacco) Results (3.4MB)
 
  
2009 CSHS
2009 Connecticut School Health Survey Report:   YBC (Behavior) Results (2.4MB)
                                                                                             YTC (Tobacco) Results (1.7MB)
2007 CSHS
2005 CSHS



Other Useful Links

CDC YRBS Homepage
CT Tobacco Use Prevention & Control


For more information or CSHS (youth behavior) data requests, please contact:

Celeste Jorge, MPH
Epidemiologist
Youth Risk Behavior Survey Project Director
Health Statistics and Surveillance Section

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Celeste.Jorge@ct.gov
860-509-7695