The Washington State Healthy Youth Survey is given every other year to students in 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grade. It is optional and responses are anonymous. Questions cover topics such as exercise, diet, drug use, mental health, and safety.
Results provide insights into healthy and unhealthy behaviors or trends among young people. The information is used by school and health officials as well as parents and policymakers to focus resources and interventions.
The survey was most recently given to students in October 2018. Results were released in March 2019. More than 12,000 students around Snohomish County participated in the survey. Their responses show that there are good things happening, but also some concerning health behaviors and trends.
More detailed information is available in our topical fact sheets. Click on a topic below to open the fact sheet. All fact sheets are PDF files.
For statewide results, visit the Healthy Youth Survey website.