This report summarizes some of the findings from the 2008 Arizona Youth Survey (AYS) administered to 8th, 10th and 12th grade students during the spring of 2008. The results for your county are presented along with comparisons to 2004 and 2006 survey results where applicable, as well as to the overall results for the state. The survey was designed to assess school safety, adolescent substance use, anti- social behavior and the risk and protective factors that predict these adolescent problem behaviors.
All schools in Arizona are eligible to participate in the survey, and recruitment efforts were successful in obtaining participation by schools in all of the 15 counties. Careful planning and uniform administration of the survey have resulted in survey data that are valid and representative of the students in 8th, 10th, and 12th grades in Arizona.