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Healthy People 2010 - With Annotations

Chapter 15

Injury and Violence Prevention
Lead Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Goal: Reduce injuries, disabilities, and deaths due to unintentional injuries and violence.

15-38. Reduce physical fighting among adolescents.

Target: 33 percent.

Baseline: 37 percent of adolescents in grades 9 through 12 engaged in physical fighting in the previous 12 months in 1997.

Target setting method: Better than the best.

Data source: Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), CDC, NCCDPHP.

Adolescents in
Grades 9 Through 12, 1997
Fighting in Past 12 Months
Race and ethnicity  
American Indian or Alaska Native DNC
Asian or Pacific Islander DNC
Asian DNC
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander DNC
Black or African American DNC
White DNC
Hispanic or Latino 41
Not Hispanic or Latino DNC
Black or African American 43
White 34
Female 26
Male 46
Select populations  
9th grade 45
10th grade 40
11th grade 34
12th grade 29

DNA = Data have not been analyzed. DNC = Data are not collected. DSU = Data are statistically unreliable.

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Last modified: 22-Aug-2001.