spacerspacerspacer

15-38.

spacer

Reduce physical fighting among adolescents.

Target: 32 percent.

Baseline: 36 percent of adolescents in grades 9 through 12 engaged in physical fighting in the previous 12 months in 1999.

Target setting method: Better than the best.

Data source: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), CDC, NCCDPHP.

Adolescents in Grades 9 Through 12, 1999

Fighting in Past 12 Months

Percent

TOTAL

36

Race and ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native

DSU

Asian or Pacific Islander

DSU

Asian

DSU

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander

DSU

Black or African American

41

White

34

 

Hispanic or Latino

40

Not Hispanic or Latino

35

Black or African American

41

White

33

Gender

Female

27

Male

44

Parentsí education level

Less than high school

DNC

High school graduate

DNC

At least some college

DNC

Select populations

9th grade

41

10th grade

38

11th grade

31

12th grade

30

DNA = Data have not been analyzed. DNC = Data are not collected. DSU = Data are statistically unreliable.