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IVP-36 Data Details

IVP-36 Reduce weapon carrying by adolescents on school property

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)
5.6 (2009)
Target-Setting Method
Projection/trend analysis
Number of students in grades 9 through 12 who report carrying a weapon on school property at least 1 day in the 30 days preceding the survey
Students in grades 9 through 12
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System:


During the past 30 days, on how many days did you carry a weapon, such as a gun, knife, or club on school property?

  1. 0 days
  2. 1 day
  3. 2 or 3 days
  4. 4 or 5 days
  5. 6 or more days
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective