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IVP-35 Data Details

IVP-35 Reduce bullying among adolescents

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (CDC/NCHHSTP)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
19.9 (2009)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Students in grades 9-12 who have been bullied on school property in the past 12 months
Students in grades 9-12
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System:


The next question asks about bullying. Bullying is when 1 or more students tease, threaten, spread rumors about, hit, shove, or hurt another student over and over again. It is not bullying when 2 students of about the same strength or power argue or fight or tease each other in a friendly way.

During the past 12 months, have you ever been bullied on school property?

  1. Yes
  2. No
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

This question was added to the national YRBS for the first time in 2009.