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Youth Suicide Attempts by Year, New Jersey and the United States, 2007 to 2019

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  • **Rate does not meet National Center for Health Statistics standards of statistically reliability for presentation (RSE >=23% and n<20).

Why Is This Important?

Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among New Jersey teens.


Actual suicide attempts among high school students in the 12 months prior to survey, regardless of whether medical attention was required

Data Notes

This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective IVP-4. Survey is conducted in odd-numbered years only. ** 2015 and 2017 NJ survey data not available.

Data Sources

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    Respondents who answered one or more times to the question: "During the past 12 months, how many times did you actually attempt suicide?"
  • Denominator:

    Total number of survey respondents in grades 9-12

Data Issues

In 2015 and 2017, the New Jersey Student Health Survey was unable to obtain the number of student responses needed to reach the 60% response rate required by the CDC to be able to weight the data to be representative of the New Jersey high school student population.

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