About This Site
AskHYS.net is designed to help you access, analyze and disseminate HYS data. State and county-level HYS data are available to everyone. Individuals with a professional interest in adolescent health and safety who would like access to school district and building level data must contact school districts directly for special permission. (See here for more information about data access.) The system will suppress any data that have the potential to compromise participating students' anonymity. Results available on AskHYS include data from 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016.
AskHYS.net provides health and safety results in the following formats:
- Fact Sheets: A set of 1 to 2 page, pre-formatted documents on various youth health and safety topics such as alcohol use, weight and obesity, violent behaviors and school safety, and marijuana use. Each fact sheet contains multi-year trend data and some state comparisons.
- Frequency Reports: An archive of 32-53 page frequency reports covering all of the questions asked on the survey based on different reporting categories such as counties, planning areas or special populations. In addition, statewide analytic reports with survey information and trend results are posted.
- Q x Q Analysis: An interactive data query system. The Q x Q system allows users to run analyses and produce results that answer questions they have about adolescent student behaviors.
AskHYS.net includes contact information for members of the Healthy Youth Survey Planning Committee who oversee the development and implementation of HYS, as well as contact information for Local Health Assessment staff in your area who can help with interpreting local results. You can also find technical assistance materials to aid analysis and interpretation of the data under “Training.”