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Health Indicator Report of Youth Suicide Attempts

Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among New Jersey teens.

Notes

Survey is conducted in odd-numbered years only.   2009 NJ survey data not available.

Data Source

High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, [http://nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline/]

Data Interpretation Issues

2015 data are not available because New Jersey did not receive a sufficient response rate to weight data.

Definition

Actual suicide attempts among high school students in the 12 months prior to survey, regardless of whether medical attention was required

Numerator

Respondents who answered one or more times to the question: "During the past 12 months, how many times did you actually attempt suicide?"

Denominator

Total number of survey respondents in grades 9-12

Other Objectives

'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective IVP-4''': Reduce suicide attempts by high school students (grades 9-12) to 6.5%.

Available Services

New Jersey Youth Suicide Prevention: [http://nj.gov/dcf/adolescent/prevention/] New Jersey Suicide Prevention Hopeline: 1-855-654-6735 or [http://www.njhopeline.com] Mobile Response and Crisis Screening: 1-877-652-2764 2ND Floor Youth Helpline: [http://www.2ndfloor.org/]
Page Content Updated On 01/26/2016, Published on 10/06/2017
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