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Reduce the rate of suicide attempts by adolescents.

Target: 12-month average of 1 percent.

Baseline: 12-month average of 2.6 percent of adolescents in grades 9 through 12 attempted suicide in 1999.

Target setting method: Better than the best.

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

Students in Grades 9 Through 12, 1999

Suicide Attempts

Percent

TOTAL

2.6

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

3.1

White

2.2

 

Hispanic or Latino

3.0

Not Hispanic or Latino

2.6

Black or African American

2.9

White

1.9

Gender

Female

3.1

Male

2.1

Parentsí education level

Less than high school

DNC

High school graduate

DNC

At least some college

DNC

Sexual orientation

DNC

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