This page uses data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Youth Risk Behavioral Survey (YRBS) to show percentages of high schoolers in the Fox Cities Region and State of Wisconsin who have either attempted suicide or seriously considered suicide in the past year, including breakdowns by both race and sexual preference. The YRBS is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in conjunction with the CDC.
Wisconsin data are displayed for 2013 and Fox Cities’ regional data are displayed from 2015. Regional YRBS data contain aggregated responses from 10 school districts: Appleton, Freedom, Hortonville, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, Neenah, Menasha, Seymour, and Shiocton. The sexual preference question was added to the YRBS national survey in 2015, while the Wisconsin 2013 survey included this question. For 2015, only 20 states reported so incomplete data at the national level has not been included. Hispanic student data were not available at the regional level. Note that the higher proportion of Hawaiian or Pacific Islander students who have attempted, rather than considered suicide as shown in the state and regional data is most likely attributable to an anomaly based on a small sample size.