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Straight Sexual Orientation Community Report

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Community Health Status Indicators - Health StatusValuesCompared To
Straight  Sexual OrientationNew MexicoU.S.New MexicoU.S.
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. 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.
Mental Health - Youth Feeling Sad/Hopeless
(Percentage Feeling Sad/Hopeless, 2019)
35.2%
(33.1% - 37.3%)
40.4%36.7%BetterSimilar
Percentage of students grades 9-12 in a NM public school who reported attempting suicide at least one time, in the past 12 months. The NM Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS) is administered in odd years and is part of the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), which is coordinated 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.
Mental Health - Youth Attempted Suicide
(Percentage Attempted Suicide, 2019)
7.0%
(5.8% - 8.3%)
9.8%Better
  • Better is when the community value is better and the difference is statistically significant.*
  • Similar is when the community value is not statistically different.**
  • Worse is when the community value is worse and the difference is statistically significant.*

* The difference is statistically significant when the state or U.S. comparison value is outside the community value's confidence interval range.
** The difference is NOT statistically significant when the state or U.S. comparison value falls between the community value's lower and upper confidence limits.