Students in grades 6 to 8 who have ever attempted suicide by race

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Definitions: Percent of students in grades 6 to 8 identifying as either a racial or ethnic minority or as white non-Hispanic who have ever attempted suicide.

Data Source: Vermont Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).

Footnotes: The Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey is a biennial, voluntary survey of students attending middle and high schools in Vermont.  The survey seeks to monitor trends in student health and risk behaviors.  The indicators as a whole reflect a broad definition of youth well-being.  Not only do the indicators monitor behaviors associated with negative health and psychological outcomes, but they also measure "developmental assets" - internal resources and skills, as well as community, school, and other institutional supports.  These assets foster the development of thriving young adults. 

Note: Prior to 2011, the survey was completed by students in grades 8-12.  In 2011, the survey split into a high school survey (students in grades 9-12) and a middle school survey (students in grades 6-8).