MHMD-2 Reduce suicide attempts by adolescents

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
per 100 
Baseline (Year)
1.9 (2009)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of students in grades 9 through 12 who reported suicide attempts that required medical attention in the 12 months preceding the survey
Number of students in grades 9 through 12
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the Youth Risk Behavior Survey:


If you attempted suicide during the past 12 months, did any attempt result in an injury, poisoning or overdose that had to be treated by a doctor or a nurse?

  1. I did not attempt suicide during the past 12 months
  2. Yes
  3. No
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

References and More Information

  1. Klein, R.J.; Proctor, S.E.; Boudreault, M.A.; Turczyn, K.M. Healthy People 2010 Criteria for Data Suppression. Statistical Notes No. 24. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2002.