Percent of 10th graders who seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months, by race/ethnicity (state-level)

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Disaggregated data is presented to provide a preliminary understanding of disparities by race and ethnicity. On its own, this data tells a limited story about the populations it represents. We encourage users of this data to engage with communities of color to develop a more accurate and meaningful understanding than these data allow. 
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Definitions: The percent of 10th graders who reported seriously considering suicide in the past 12 months, disaggregated by race and ethnicity.

Data Source: The data used for this measure come from the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey (HYS). Data were retrieved on May 20, 2016 from: http://www.askhys.net/

S: Data have been suppressed due to low response rates (below 40% participation). 

*Please use these estimates with caution. The total confidence interval (upper bound minus lower bound) of the percent estimate, is 10 percentage points or greater, which indicates that this estimate has a large margin of error. This generally occurs when estimate relies on small number of cases. To obtain total confidence interval values around the estimates for this indicator please contact Washington KIDS COUNT.

Footnotes: Data last updated in May 2016 by Washington KIDS COUNT.

The Healthy Youth Survey is based on a random sample of 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th graders in schools across Washington State. The HYS is a collaborative effort of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Department of Health, the Department of Social and Health Service's Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Community Trade and Economic Development, the Family Policy Council and the Liquor Control Board. For more information on HYS data including bias analysis, response rates and other technical analysis, please see: http://www.doh.wa.gov/DataandStatisticalReports/HealthBehaviors/HealthyYouthSurvey/TechnicalNotes.aspx