IVP-36 Reduce weapon carrying by adolescents on school property

National Data Source
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (CDC/NCHHSTP)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
5.6 (2009)
Target
4.6
Target-Setting Method
Projection/trend analysis
Numerator
Number of students in grades 9 through 12 who report carrying a weapon on school property at least 1 day in the 30 days preceding the survey
Denominator
Students in grades 9 through 12
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System:

[NUMERATOR:]

During the past 30 days, on how many days did you carry a weapon, such as a gun, knife, or club on school property?

  1. 0 days
  2. 1 day
  3. 2 or 3 days
  4. 4 or 5 days
  5. 6 or more days
Data Collection Frequency
Biennial
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective