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Students in grades 9 to 12 who attempted suicide in the last twelve months by race in Vermont

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Definition and Source



Percent of students in grades 9 to 12 identifying as either a racial or ethnic minority or as white non-Hispanic who attempted suicide in the past twelve months.

Data Source


The Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey is a biennial, voluntary survey of students attending middle and high schools in Vermont. The survey seeks to monitor trends in student health and risk behaviors. The indicators as a whole reflect a broad definition of youth well-being. Not only do the indicators monitor behaviors associated with negative health and psychological outcomes, but they also measure "developmental assets" - internal resources and skills, as well as community, school, and other institutional supports. These assets foster the development of thriving young adults.

Note: Prior to 2011, the survey was completed by students in grades 8-12. In 2011, the survey split into a high school survey (students in grades 9-12) and a middle school survey (students in grades 6-8).

Last Updated

September 2018