ERIC Number: ED383986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Selected Indicators of Adolescent Suicide in High School Students: Results of the 1993 North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
Mikow, Victoria A.
Results of a survey show that high school students in North Carolina think about, attempt, and are injured as the result of a suicide attempt with alarming frequency. This report summarizes suicide-related data from the North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey (1993). Younger students are more at risk of suicide than older students; more than one in five ninth graders made a plan to commit suicide. Female students appear to be at greater risk than male students for thinking about or attempting suicide. White females were more likely to attempt suicide than black females and white males were more likely than black males. White female ninth grade students had the highest percentage of reported preoccupation with and attempts to commit suicide. Overall, students from the "other" ethnic groups were more likely to attempt suicide than black or white students. Since the exact composition of the "other" category is unknown, additional research on ethnic breakouts relative to suicide is suggested. Contains eight references and the survey instrument. (JE)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Development and Evaluation Services.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Youth Risk Behavior Survey