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Complete Health Indicator Report of Mental Health - Youth Feeling Sad/Hopeless

Definition

Percentage of students grades 9-12 in a NM public school who felt so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that they stopped doing some usual activities during the past 12 months.

Numerator

Number of students who answered, "Yes", to the question, "During the past 12 months, did you ever feel so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that you stopped doing some usual activities?"

Denominator

Total number of respondents who answered the question, "During the past 12 months, did you ever feel so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that you stopped doing some usual activities?"

Data Interpretation Issues

Rates for 2001 and 2003 are based upon a different sampling methodology than for the years 2005 and beyond. Since 2005, the NM sampling methodology was consistent with the methodology recommended by CDC, and was consistent with other states participating in the YRBS. The questionnaire item was identical to that used by the national YRBS and other participating YRBS states. For more information, see "2013 NM-YRRS Survey Results Report: Mental Health and Related Behaviors", available at http://www.youthrisk.org/pdf/YRRS_2013_MentalHealthReport.pdf.

Why Is This Important?

Feelings of sadness or hopelessness are a risk factor for depression. Students who report feelings of sadness or hopelessness are more likely than other students to report suicide attempts, cigarette smoking, binge drinking and illicit drug use. The prevalence of feelings of sadness or hopelessness among youth in NM and the US has remained relatively stable since 2001. In 2015, the prevalence among youth in NM (32.5%) was higher than that of the US (29.9%), although this difference was not statistically significant.

Healthy People Objective: MHMD-4.1, Reduce the proportion of persons who experience major depressive episode (MDE): Adolescents aged 12 to 17 years

U.S. Target: 7.4 percent

Other Objectives

Substance Abuse Epidemiology Report Indicator Mental Health Report Indicator New Mexico Community Health Status Indicator (CHSI)

How Are We Doing?

The prevalence of feelings of sadness or hopelessness among youth in NM and the US has remained relatively stable since 2001, but the prevalence among youth in NM in 2015 is the highest it has been in 15 years.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

There was not a statistically significant difference in the prevalence of feelings of sadness or hopelessness among youth in NM (32.5%) and the US (29.9%).

What Is Being Done?

The Department of Health's Office of School and Adolescent Health provides training and funding for 66 school-based health clinics that provide both primary and behavioral health services for students. The Department of Health's Epidemiology and Response Division conducts ongoing surveillance for indicators of mental health among students and adults in every county of New Mexico. The Human Services Department recently modernized the New Mexico Medicaid system by integrating physical and behavioral health services in the Centennial Care program, which will help treat an individual in a more holistic manner. In a recent survey of behavioral health consumers in New Mexico, results showed that New Mexico ranks in the top half of states or above the national average regarding access to services, participation in treatment, and mental health workforce availability.

Evidence-based Practices

For reviews of evidence-based practices, please see: -US Preventive Services Task Force: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/ -Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?s Community Guide: http://www.thecommunityguide.org/index.html -Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration?s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices: http://www.samhsa.gov/nrepp

Available Services

If you or someone you know is in a life-threatening position, please call 911 To talk to a counselor or ask questions about treatment 24/7, call the New Mexico Crisis Line: 1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474) If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please call one of the following hotlines to talk to someone: -New Mexico Crisis Line: 1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474) -National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/): 1-800-273-TALK (8255). En Espaol: 1-888-628-9495 -Teen to Teen Peer Counseling Hotline: 1-877-YOUTHLINE (1-877-968-8454) -Native Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-877-209-1266 -Veterans Peer Support Line: 1-877-Vet2Vet (1-800-877-838-2838) -University of New Mexico Agora Crisis Line (http://www.unm.edu/~agora/): 505-277-3013 or 1-866-HELP-1-NM -Graduate Student Hotline: 1-800-GRADHLP (1-800-472-3457) -Postpartum Depression Hotline: 1-800-PPD-MOMS (1-800-773-6667) To see if you or your child attends a school with a school-based health center, please visit: http://www.nmasbhc.org/SBHC_Locator.html If you would like to seek treatment, please contact: -PullTogether.org (https://pulltogether.org): 1-800-691-9067 -New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department (https://cyfd.org) at 1-505-827-8008 -SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline: 1‑800-662-HELP (4357), also online at https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ -The SKY Center (http://nmsip.org/services/sky-center/): 1-505-473-6191 -Search Providers in Bernalillo County: http://cepr.unm.edu/tools/ABQ-Providers.html -New Mexico Social Service Resource Directory (https://www.nmresourcedirectory.org/SitePages/Home.aspx): 1-800-432-2080 -SHARE New Mexico Resource Directory: http://www.sharenm.org/communityplatform/newmexico/directory/landing -United Way Central New Mexico Referral Service (http://www.referweb.net/uwcnm/): 505-245-1735 Resources for veterans and their families: http://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/veterans/index.html For contact information for your local New Mexico Core Service Agency, please visit: http://www.bhc.state.nm.us/pdf/CSA%20FACTS%20AT%20A%20GLANCE_BASIC%20INFO%20AND%20Q&A%208_19[1].pdf To join a support group organized by Optum Health, please register at: https://www.optumhealthnewmexico.com/consumer/en/communitySearch.jsp If you would like to be involved in community suicide prevention, please contact one of the following groups: -New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project (http://nmsip.org/): 505-820-1066 -New Mexico Suicide Prevention Coalition (http://www.nmsuicideprevention.org/): 505-401-9382 -Southern New Mexico Suicide Prevention and Suicide Support Coalition: http://endsuicide.net/

Health Program Information

The YRRS is a tool to assess the health risk behaviors and resiliency (protective) factors of New Mexico high school and middle school students. The YRRS is part of the national CDC YRBSS, but the survey results have widespread benefits for New Mexico at the state, county, and school district levels. Topic areas for the YRRS include risk behaviors related to alcohol and drug use, unintentional injury, violence, suicidal ideation and attempts, tobacco use, sexual activity, physical activity, and nutrition; resiliency (protective) factors such as relationships in the family, school, community, and with peers; and health status issues such as body weight and asthma. The YRRS is offered to a selection of high schools and middle schools in each school district in the fall of odd-numbered years. All data are self-reported by students who voluntarily complete the survey during one class period. NM Department of Health, Mental Health Epidemiologist: Carol Moss, 505-476-1440


Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Youth With Persistent Feelings of Sadness and Hopelessness in the Past Year, Grades 9-12 by Year, New Mexico and U.S., 2001-2017

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The percentage of New Mexican youth in 2017 experiencing feelings of sadness and hopelessness (35.8%) was significantly higher than that of United States youth (31.5%).
NM vs. U.S.YearPercentage Feeling Sad/HopelessLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 18
New Mexico200131.0%28.6%33.5%2,6129,097
New Mexico200331.9%29.4%34.5%3,32010,615
New Mexico200528.7%26.2%31.2%1,6455,569
New Mexico200730.8%28.6%33.1%8062,593
New Mexico200929.7%28.2%31.3%1,5145,033
New Mexico201129.1%28.0%30.2%1,7285,863
New Mexico201330.5%28.4%32.7%
New Mexico201532.5%30.8%34.3%2,7248,280
New Mexico201735.8%33.9%37.8%2,0445,748
United States200128.3%26.9%29.7%13,541
United States200328.6%26.9%30.3%14,918
United States200528.5%27.2%29.7%13,781
United States200728.5%27.1%29.8%13,845
United States200926.1%24.8%27.5%16,232
United States201128.5%27.2%29.7%15,269
United States201329.9%28.3%31.6%13,495
United States201529.9%28.0%31.8%15,455
United States201731.5%29.6%33.4%14,765

Data Notes

The NM Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS) is administered in odd years and is part of the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS), coordinated and designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each state, territorial, tribal, and large urban school district participating in YRBS employs a two-stage, cluster sample design to produce a representative sample of students in grades 9-12 in its jurisdiction. In the first sampling stage, in all except a few sites, schools are selected with probability proportional to school enrollment size. In the second sampling stage, intact classes of a required subject or intact classes during a required period (e.g., second period) are selected randomly. All students in sampled classes are eligible to participate. A weight is applied to each student record to adjust for student nonresponse and the distribution of students by grade, sex, and race/ethnicity in each jurisdiction.

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data


Youth With Persistent Feelings of Sadness and Hopelessness in the Past Year, Grades 9-12 by Sex and Year, New Mexico 2001-2017

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Girls consistently had a significantly higher prevalence of feelings of sadness/hopelessness than boys. The prevalence of such feelings for both girls and boys has increased significantly since 2011.
Sex: Males vs. FemalesYearPercentage Feeling Sad/HopelessLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 18
Male200123.3%19.9%27.0%8964,368
Male200321.5%18.5%24.8%1,2335,101
Male200521.0%18.7%23.5%5782,632
Male200721.8%19.2%24.6%2741,254
Male200922.3%20.6%24.2%5622,500
Male201121.2%19.4%23.1%6262,900
Male201321.4%19.2%23.8%2,766
Male201523.0%21.2%24.9%9104,010
Male201726.6%24.7%28.6%7452,823
Female200137.6%34.7%40.6%1,7024,692
Female200340.3%35.9%44.8%2,0185,330
Female200536.2%32.7%39.9%1,0402,859
Female200739.7%35.5%43.9%5211,315
Female200937.3%34.8%39.9%9462,517
Female201137.3%35.2%39.3%1,0972,955
Female201340.0%36.4%43.6%2,658
Female201542.3%39.9%44.7%1,8084,258
Female201745.1%42.7%47.5%1,2922,910

Data Notes

The NM Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS) is administered in odd years and is part of the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS), coordinated and designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each state, territorial, tribal, and large urban school district participating in YRBS employs a two-stage, cluster sample design to produce a representative sample of students in grades 9-12 in its jurisdiction. In the first sampling stage, in all except a few sites, schools are selected with probability proportional to school enrollment size. In the second sampling stage, intact classes of a required subject or intact classes during a required period (e.g., second period) are selected randomly. All students in sampled classes are eligible to participate. A weight is applied to each student record to adjust for student nonresponse and the distribution of students by grade, sex, and race/ethnicity in each jurisdiction.

Data Source

New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.


Youth With Persistent Feelings of Sadness and Hopelessness in the Past Year, Grades 9-12 by Health Region, New Mexico, 2017

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The prevalence of youth who felt sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in the past 12 months did not vary meaningfully by region.
New Mexico Health RegionPercentage Feeling Sad/HopelessLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 7
Northwest38.3%34.8%41.9%8242,276
Northeast36.9%35.3%38.5%1,7014,719
Metro35.9%34.1%37.9%2,1015,884
Southeast36.3%33.8%38.8%9522,748
Southwest36.8%34.2%39.6%9932,723
New Mexico35.8%33.9%37.8%2,0445,748
US31.5%29.6%33.4%14,527

Data Notes

The NM Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS) is administered in odd years and is part of the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS), coordinated and designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each state, territorial, tribal, and large urban school district participating in YRBS employs a two-stage, cluster sample design to produce a representative sample of students in grades 9-12 in its jurisdiction. In the first sampling stage, in all except a few sites, schools are selected with probability proportional to school enrollment size. In the second sampling stage, intact classes of a required subject or intact classes during a required period (e.g., second period) are selected randomly. All students in sampled classes are eligible to participate. A weight is applied to each student record to adjust for student nonresponse and the distribution of students by grade, sex, and race/ethnicity in each jurisdiction.

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data


Youth With Persistent Feelings of Sadness and Hopelessness in the Past Year, Grades 9-12 by Sexual Orientation, New Mexico, 2017

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Students who identified as gay/lesbian or bisexual had a prevalence of feeling sad or hopeless that was two times higher (59.5% and 62.8%, respectively) than those who identified as straight (31.7%).
Sexual OrientationPercentage Feeling Sad/HopelessLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 3
Straight31.7%29.6%33.8%1,4564,630
Gay or Lesbian59.5%50.6%67.9%96172
Bisexual62.8%57.8%67.4%300474

Data Notes

The NM Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS) is administered in odd years and is part of the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS), coordinated and designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each state, territorial, tribal, and large urban school district participating in YRBS employs a two-stage, cluster sample design to produce a representative sample of students in grades 9-12 in its jurisdiction. In the first sampling stage, in all except a few sites, schools are selected with probability proportional to school enrollment size. In the second sampling stage, intact classes of a required subject or intact classes during a required period (e.g., second period) are selected randomly. All students in sampled classes are eligible to participate. A weight is applied to each student record to adjust for student nonresponse and the distribution of students by grade, sex, and race/ethnicity in each jurisdiction.

Data Source

New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.


Youth With Persistent Feelings of Sadness and Hopelessness in the Past Year, Grades 9-12 by Urban and Rural Counties, New Mexico, 2017

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The prevalence of youth who felt sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in the past 12 months did not vary meaningfully by rurality of residence.
Urban Versus Rural CountiesPercentage Feeling Sad/HopelessLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 6
Metropolitan Counties35.0%31.1%39.1%1,0743,094
Small Metro Counties36.0%32.9%39.3%4661,283
Mixed Urban-Rural36.6%35.0%38.3%4201,150
Rural Counties37.2%25.6%50.5%84221
New Mexico35.8%33.9%37.8%2,0445,748
U.S.31.5%29.6%33.4%14,527

Data Notes

The NM Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS) is administered in odd years and is part of the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS), coordinated and designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each state, territorial, tribal, and large urban school district participating in YRBS employs a two-stage, cluster sample design to produce a representative sample of students in grades 9-12 in its jurisdiction. In the first sampling stage, in all except a few sites, schools are selected with probability proportional to school enrollment size. In the second sampling stage, intact classes of a required subject or intact classes during a required period (e.g., second period) are selected randomly. All students in sampled classes are eligible to participate. A weight is applied to each student record to adjust for student nonresponse and the distribution of students by grade, sex, and race/ethnicity in each jurisdiction.

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data


Youth With Persistent Feelings of Sadness and Hopelessness in the Past Year, Grades 9-12 by County, New Mexico, 2017

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The prevalence of youth who felt sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in the past 12 months ranged from 23.3% in Mora County to 46.2% in Sierra County.
CountyPercentage Feeling Sad/HopelessLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 36
Bernalillo35.9%33.9%38.0%6692,017
Catron30.1%17.0%47.5%
Chaves34.2%29.5%39.3%90269
Cibola37.6%34.4%40.8%269763
Colfax35.8%30.7%41.3%67232
Curry35.9%27.9%44.8%59289
De Baca****
Dona Ana36.1%32.9%39.5%4761,353
Eddy36.8%30.0%44.3%173497
Grant34.3%28.1%41.1%100275
Guadalupe34.5%29.3%40.0%43146
Harding****
Hidalgo28.0%21.5%35.5%27124
Lea36.4%32.3%40.6%194634
Lincoln35.7%30.5%41.3%178549
Los Alamos33.2%27.7%39.2%297889
Luna42.4%30.9%54.8%62175
McKinley42.9%35.4%50.7%148475
Mora23.3%14.8%34.6%29105
Otero38.8%31.9%46.2%142440
Quay37.6%32.9%42.6%62210
Rio Arriba38.9%36.9%41.0%134463
Roosevelt40.8%37.3%44.4%53197
Sandoval37.0%30.8%43.7%3451,018
San Juan35.9%32.1%39.8%279897
San Miguel33.2%26.9%40.2%82295
Santa Fe39.8%37.3%42.4%4911,555
Sierra46.2%38.5%54.2%47124
Socorro32.1%23.6%41.9%55210
Taos34.1%31.5%36.7%232731
Torrance33.8%30.8%37.0%112351
Union25.8%17.7%36.1%37129
Valencia34.7%28.8%41.0%115347
New Mexico35.8%33.9%37.8%2,0445,748
U.S.31.5%29.6%33.4%14,527

Data Notes

The NM Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS) is administered in odd years and is part of the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS), coordinated and designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each state, territorial, tribal, and large urban school district participating in YRBS employs a two-stage, cluster sample design to produce a representative sample of students in grades 9-12 in its jurisdiction. In the first sampling stage, in all except a few sites, schools are selected with probability proportional to school enrollment size. In the second sampling stage, intact classes of a required subject or intact classes during a required period (e.g., second period) are selected randomly. All students in sampled classes are eligible to participate. A weight is applied to each student record to adjust for student nonresponse and the distribution of students by grade, sex, and race/ethnicity in each jurisdiction.   (**) Data suppressed due to small numbers.

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data


Youth With Persistent Feelings of Sadness and Hopelessness in the Past Year, Grades 9-12 by Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2017

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The prevalence of feelings of sadness/hopelessness among youth did not differ meaningfully by race/ethnicity.
Race/EthnicityPercentage Feeling Sad/HopelessLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 7
American Indian/Alaska Native32.6%29.1%36.3%3511,058
Asian/Pacific Islander40.9%32.9%49.4%74186
Black/African American32.8%26.6%39.7%70215
Hispanic36.8%34.8%38.9%9892,667
White35.7%32.3%39.1%5451,578
New Mexico35.8%33.9%37.8%2,0445,748
United States31.5%28.0%31.8%14,765

Data Notes

The NM Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS) is administered in odd years and is part of the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS), coordinated and designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each state, territorial, tribal, and large urban school district participating in YRBS employs a two-stage, cluster sample design to produce a representative sample of students in grades 9-12 in its jurisdiction. In the first sampling stage, in all except a few sites, schools are selected with probability proportional to school enrollment size. In the second sampling stage, intact classes of a required subject or intact classes during a required period (e.g., second period) are selected randomly. All students in sampled classes are eligible to participate. A weight is applied to each student record to adjust for student nonresponse and the distribution of students by grade, sex, and race/ethnicity in each jurisdiction.

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data


Youth With Persistent Feelings of Sadness and Hopelessness in the Past Year, Grades 9-12 by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, New Mexico, 2017

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Girls overall had a significantly higher prevalence of feelings of sadness/hopelessness compared to boys. There was no meaningful difference between feelings of sadness/hopelessness across race/ethnicity.
Sex: Males vs. FemalesRace/EthnicityPercentage Feeling Sad/HopelessLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 12
MaleAmerican Indian/Alaska Native23.9%20.4%27.8%129544
MaleAsian/Pacific Islander36.8%25.2%50.3%3597
MaleBlack/African American20.4%14.7%27.6%24117
MaleHispanic28.0%25.5%30.7%3421,243
MaleWhite26.1%22.1%30.5%214802
MaleNew Mexico26.6%24.7%28.6%7452,823
FemaleAmerican Indian/Alaska Native42.6%37.4%47.9%221508
FemaleAsian/Pacific Islander46.4%36.2%56.8%3989
FemaleBlack/African American48.8%39.5%58.3%4597
FemaleHispanic44.9%41.6%48.3%6451,420
FemaleWhite46.0%41.5%50.7%330774
FemaleNew Mexico45.1%42.7%47.5%

Data Notes

The NM Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS) is administered in odd years and is part of the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS), coordinated and designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each state, territorial, tribal, and large urban school district participating in YRBS employs a two-stage, cluster sample design to produce a representative sample of students in grades 9-12 in its jurisdiction. In the first sampling stage, in all except a few sites, schools are selected with probability proportional to school enrollment size. In the second sampling stage, intact classes of a required subject or intact classes during a required period (e.g., second period) are selected randomly. All students in sampled classes are eligible to participate. A weight is applied to each student record to adjust for student nonresponse and the distribution of students by grade, sex, and race/ethnicity in each jurisdiction.

Data Source

New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.


Youth With Persistent Feelings of Sadness and Hopelessness in the Past Year, Grades 9-12 by Grade and Sex, New Mexico, 2017

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Girls overall had a significantly higher prevalence of feelings of sadness/hopelessness than boys. There was no meaningful difference by grade level for either girls or boys.
Grade Level YRRSSex, M/FPercentage Feeling Sad/HopelessLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 12
9th GradeTotal32.7%29.6%36.0%5111,541
9th GradeMale21.3%17.4%25.8%168765
9th GradeFemale44.6%39.2%50.1%340770
10th GradeTotal35.3%32.6%38.2%5521,575
10th GradeMale28.2%24.6%32.2%200747
10th GradeFemale42.4%38.0%47.0%351827
11th GradeTotal38.0%34.4%41.8%5151,399
11th GradeMale29.5%25.4%33.9%199702
11th GradeFemale46.7%42.2%51.3%316695
12th GradeTotal37.7%35.1%40.4%4511,206
12th GradeMale28.9%25.3%32.7%176600
12th GradeFemale46.4%42.8%49.9%274604

Data Notes

The NM Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS) is administered in odd years and is part of the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS), coordinated and designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each state, territorial, tribal, and large urban school district participating in YRBS employs a two-stage, cluster sample design to produce a representative sample of students in grades 9-12 in its jurisdiction. In the first sampling stage, in all except a few sites, schools are selected with probability proportional to school enrollment size. In the second sampling stage, intact classes of a required subject or intact classes during a required period (e.g., second period) are selected randomly. All students in sampled classes are eligible to participate. A weight is applied to each student record to adjust for student nonresponse and the distribution of students by grade, sex, and race/ethnicity in each jurisdiction.

Data Source

New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.

References and Community Resources

For more information about the NM YRRS, please visit http://youthrisk.org/ For more information about the CDC YRBS, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/yrbs/index.htm For information and resources related to mental health topics, please visit: -http://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/ -http://www.samhsa.gov/disorders/mental

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

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