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AH-9 Increase the proportion of middle and high schools that prohibit harassment based on a student’s sexual orientation or gender identity

About the Data: National

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

Data Source: 
School Health Profiles; 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: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
88.2 (2010)
Target: 
92.2
Target-Setting Method: 
4 percentage point improvement
Numerator: 

Number of public and private middle and junior high schools that prohibit harassment based on a student’s perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity

Denominator: 

Number of public and private middle and junior high schools

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2010 School Health Profiles Study:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    Does your school engage in each of the following practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) youth? [Mark yes or no for each practice.]

    • Prohibit harassment based on a student's perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity.
    1. Yes
    2. No
Data Collection Frequency: 
Biennial
Methodology Notes: 

    Schools that respond 'yes' are counted as schools that prohibit harassment based on a student's perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity. The national measure is the median of all reporting states.

Trend Issues: 
The 2010 median estimate includes all states and D.C. except for Illinois. The 2012 median estimate includes all states and D.C. except for: CT, IL, LA, NY, and TX.

About the Data: State

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the state-level data.

Data Source: 
School Health Profiles; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (CDC/NCHHSTP)
Measure: 
percent
Numerator: 

Number of public and private middle and junior high schools that prohibit harassment based on a student’s perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity

Denominator: 

Number of public and private middle and junior high schools

Questions Used to Obtain the State Data: 

      From the 2010 School Health Profiles Study:

      [NUMERATOR:]

      Does your school engage in each of the following practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) youth? [Mark yes or no for each practice.]

      • Prohibit harassment based on a student's perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity.
      1. Yes
      2. No
Data Collection Frequency: 
Biennial
Methodology Notes: 

      Schools that respond 'yes' are counted as schools that prohibit harassment based on a student's perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity. The national measure is the median of all reporting states.

Trend Issues: 
The 2010 median estimate includes all states and D.C. except for Illinois. The 2012 median estimate includes all states and D.C. except for: CT, IL, LA, NY, and TX.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
This objective moved from developmental to measurable in 2014.