About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 58.5 percent of sexual minority students in grades 9 through 12 reported that they experienced suicidal ideation in the past 12 months in 2017

Target: 52.1 percent

Numerator
Number of sexual minority (lesbian, gay, or bisexual) high-school students in grades 9 through 12 who reported that they seriously considered attempting suicide, made a plan, or attempted suicide during the past 12 months.
Denominator
Number of sexual minority (lesbian, gay, or bisexual) students in grades 9 through 12.
Target-setting method

Minimal statistical significance

Target-setting method details
Minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not available for this objective. The standard error was used to calculate a target based on minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline. This method was used because it was a statistically significant improvement from the baseline.