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Health Indicator Report of Youth with a Caring and Supportive Relationship in the Family

Caring and supportive relationship in the family refer to the interactions between youth and parents or guardians that convey love, acceptance, and affirmation. Students who report high levels of this relationship are less likely to use alcohol, drugs, or tobacco, to be involved in violence, to experience suicidal ideation, or to engage in high risk sexual practices. This indicator uses a single survey question, whether a parent or other adult in the home is interested in the student's school work, because it has been shown to be a good indicator of a caring and supportive relationship.

Youth with a Caring and Supportive Relationship in the Family by County, New Mexico, 2017

Data Source

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


Students in grades 9-12 who reported that they had a parent or.


Students who responded "A little," "Pretty much," or "Very much true" to the question: How true do you feel this statement is for you? In my home, there is a parent or some other adult who is interested in my school work.


Total number of students in grades 9-12 who responded to the question above.

Other Objectives

New Mexico Community Health Status Indicator (CHSI)

Health Program Information

New Mexico adds the youth resiliency questions to the standard U.S. Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). The New Mexico survey is called the Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS).
Page Content Updated On 01/17/2019, Published on 06/04/2019
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Content updated: Tue, 4 Jun 2019 14:07:15 MDT