About the National Data
Baseline: 23.1 percent of sexual minority students in grades 9 through 12 reported that they had ever used illicit drugs in their lifetime in 2017
Target: 16.1 percent
Minimal statistical significance
YRBS uses the term sexual minority to include those who identify as lesbian, gay, and bisexual; and those whose sexual behavior includes same-sex contacts. However, for statistical reporting, sexual identity and sexual behavior are reported separately. This objective only tracks lesbian, gay, and bisexual identity.