Youth Reporting Physical Abuse of another Family Member

Geographic Area:

All Regions (customize)

See this topic by Grade, Race, and Gender

Years

to

Display By

Grade

Gender

Percent of Students Reporting That Their Parents or Other Adults in Their Home Ever Slapped, Hit, Kicked, Punched, or Beat Each Other Up, All Available Years: by Grade, Gender, and Region

20132016
FemaleMaleTotalFemaleMaleTotal
Minnesota11th7.6%5.4%6.5%7.3%5.1%6.2%
5th7.1%7.9%7.5%
8th7.8%5.6%6.7%7.7%5.6%6.7%
9th8.6%5.9%7.3%7.6%5.1%6.4%
All Grades7.8%6.2%7.0%7.6%5.3%6.4%
East Central11th7.1%6.2%6.7%7.3%4.9%6.1%
5th7.4%8.3%7.8%
8th8.3%4.9%6.6%7.5%5.8%6.6%
9th8.9%5.4%7.2%7.4%5.5%6.4%
All Grades8.0%6.1%7.0%7.4%5.4%6.4%
Metro11th7.4%5.4%6.4%7.2%5.2%6.2%
5th6.8%7.7%7.3%
8th7.4%5.8%6.6%7.1%5.4%6.3%
9th8.4%6.0%7.2%7.4%4.9%6.1%
All Grades7.5%6.2%6.9%7.2%5.2%6.2%
Non-Metro11th7.9%5.4%6.7%7.5%4.9%6.2%
5th7.4%8.3%7.9%
8th8.3%5.3%6.8%8.5%5.9%7.2%
9th8.8%5.8%7.3%8.0%5.3%6.7%
All Grades8.2%6.2%7.2%8.0%5.4%6.7%
Northwest11th9.3%6.0%7.6%9.8%4.5%7.1%
5th8.0%8.2%8.1%
8th8.8%5.7%7.3%9.6%6.3%8.0%
9th8.0%6.9%7.5%8.2%5.2%6.7%
All Grades8.5%6.7%7.6%9.1%5.4%7.2%
Northeast11th8.1%5.1%6.7%6.5%6.6%6.5%
5th7.4%7.9%7.7%
8th8.5%6.6%7.5%8.8%6.8%7.8%
9th10.4%5.5%8.0%10.7%4.9%7.8%
All Grades8.7%6.3%7.5%8.9%6.0%7.4%
Southeast11th8.4%4.6%6.4%7.6%4.8%6.3%
5th8.0%9.2%8.6%
8th10.0%6.5%8.3%8.7%6.0%7.3%
9th8.1%6.7%7.4%7.8%5.4%6.6%
All Grades8.7%6.7%7.7%8.1%5.4%6.8%
Southwest11th8.1%5.2%6.6%7.2%4.2%5.7%
5th7.3%7.5%7.4%
8th7.3%5.7%6.5%8.7%5.3%6.9%
9th8.5%5.7%7.1%7.2%5.7%6.4%
All Grades7.8%6.0%6.9%7.7%5.1%6.4%
West Central11th8.1%4.9%6.6%7.3%4.7%6.0%
5th6.8%8.6%7.7%
8th6.8%3.0%4.9%9.1%5.9%7.5%
9th9.2%5.4%7.3%8.2%4.9%6.5%
All Grades7.7%5.5%6.6%8.2%5.2%6.7%

About the Indicator:

Note: This question changed in 2013 from, "Has anyone in your family hit anyone else in the family so hard or so often that they had marks or were afraid of that person?" to "Have your parents or other adults in your home ever slapped, hit, kicked, punched or beat each other up?"

 

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic experiences, including abuse, neglect and a range of household dysfunction. ACEs put individuals at risk for a number of negative outcomes across the lifespan, including: alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; anxiety; hopelessness; depression; and suicidal ideation and attempts.

 

One ACE measured by the Minnesota Student Survey is domestic violence. Students were asked if parents or other adults in the home ever slapped, hit, kicked, punched or beat each other up. Compared to students who do not report living with domestic violence, those who do are more likely to report past month use of marijuana (23.9% vs 9.0%), alcohol (33.4% vs 15.5%), and tobacco (25.7% vs 10.1%).

 

For more information on ACEs, see the 2017 ACEs and Substance Use SUMN Fact Sheet.

Data Source: Minnesota Student Survey (MSS)

Description: The MSS is a confidential and anonymous self-administered survey given to students attending Minnesota public, charter and tribal schools. From 1995 to 2010, the survey was administered to students in 6th, 9th, and 12th grades. New in 2013, the survey was administered to students in 5th, 8th, 9th, and 11th grades. Trend data are now only available for 9th graders, and only for survey questions that did not change. Most schools elect to participate in the survey; in 2013, this included 84% of public schools in Minnesota.

Although the data are not presented here, the survey is also administered to area learning centers, juvenile correction facilities and private schools electing to participate.

Sponsored by: Minnesota Department of Education

Geographic Level: State, Region, and County

Aggregated data at the state and county level do not reveal disparities that may exist within a given geographic area.

Frequency: Data collected and reported every three years

Characteristics: The results of the MSS are also available at a county level. Data Privacy requirements mandate that data is presented in a manner such that no individual student can be identified through the presentation of the results. As part of the Data Privacy practices, the results are also presented in a manner that no individual school district could be identified through the results. Therefore, for counties that have only one school district, the results are not presented. Results are also withheld for counties in which the minimum number for student participation was not met.

The MSS is a “census” of schools, not a sample. The school districts get their own data. Fifth-graders were not asked all substance use questions. Some school districts do not participate, and student participation within the school district can vary widely. These data are self-reported.