Table 62Suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and injurious suicide attempts among students in grades 9–12, by sex, grade level, race, and Hispanic origin: United States, selected years 1991–2003
[Data are based on a national sample of high school students, grades 9–12]
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Sex, grade level, race, and Hispanic origin 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003
Percent of students who seriously considered suicide1
Total29.024.124.120.519.319.016.9
Male
Total20.818.818.315.113.714.212.8
9th grade17.617.718.216.111.914.711.9
10th grade19.518.016.714.513.713.813.2
11th grade25.320.621.716.613.714.112.9
12th grade20.718.316.313.515.613.713.2
Not Hispanic or Latino:
 White21.719.119.114.412.514.912.0
 Black or African American13.315.416.710.611.79.210.3
Hispanic or Latino18.017.915.717.113.612.212.9
Female
Total37.229.630.427.124.923.621.3
9th grade40.330.934.428.924.426.222.2
10th grade39.731.632.830.030.124.123.8
11th grade38.428.931.126.223.023.620.0
12th grade30.727.323.923.621.218.918.0
Not Hispanic or Latino:
 White38.629.731.626.123.224.221.2
 Black or African American29.424.522.222.018.817.214.7
Hispanic or Latino34.634.134.130.326.126.523.4
Percent of students who attempted suicide1
Total7.38.68.77.78.38.88.5
Male
Total3.95.05.64.55.76.25.4
9th grade4.55.86.86.36.18.25.8
10th grade3.35.95.43.86.26.75.5
11th grade4.13.45.84.44.84.94.6
12th grade3.84.54.73.75.44.45.2
Not Hispanic or Latino:
 White3.34.45.23.24.55.33.7
 Black or African American3.35.47.05.67.17.57.7
Hispanic or Latino3.77.45.87.26.68.06.1
Female
Total10.712.511.911.610.911.211.5
9th grade13.814.414.915.114.013.214.7
10th grade12.213.115.114.314.812.212.7
11th grade8.713.611.411.37.511.510.0
12th grade7.89.16.66.25.86.56.9
Not Hispanic or Latino:
 White10.411.310.410.39.010.310.3
 Black or African American9.411.210.89.07.59.89.0
Hispanic or Latino11.619.721.014.918.915.915.0
Sex, grade level, race, and Hispanic origin 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003
Percent of students with an injurious suicide attempt1,2
Total1.72.72.82.62.62.62.9
Male
Total1.01.62.22.02.12.12.4
9th grade1.02.12.33.22.62.63.1
10th grade0.51.32.41.41.82.52.1
11th grade1.51.12.02.62.11.62.0
12th grade0.91.52.21.01.71.51.8
Not Hispanic or Latino:
 White1.01.42.11.51.61.71.1
 Black or African American0.42.02.81.83.43.65.2
Hispanic or Latino0.52.02.92.11.42.54.2
Female
Total2.53.83.43.33.13.13.2
9th grade2.83.56.35.03.83.83.9
10th grade2.65.13.83.74.03.63.2
11th grade2.13.92.92.82.82.82.9
12th grade2.42.91.32.01.31.72.2
Not Hispanic or Latino:
 White2.33.62.92.62.32.92.4
 Black or African American2.94.03.63.02.43.12.2
Hispanic or Latino2.75.56.63.84.64.25.7
1

Response is for the 12 months preceding the survey.

2

A suicide attempt that required medical attention.

NOTES: Only youths attending school participated in the survey. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Standard errors for selected years are available in the spreadsheet version of this table. See www​.cdc.gov/nchs/hus.htm.

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).

From: Trend Tables

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