Year: 1991 Source: MMWR, v.40, no.37, (September 20, 1991), p.633-635 SIEC No: 19911312

This study surveyed 11,631 U.S. high school students on whether they had suicidal ideation or had attempted suicide in the preceding 12 months. The authors found that 27.3% had seriously thought about suicide, while 16.3% had made specific plans for suicide, & 8.3% had actually attempted suicide. Differences between gender & ethnic groups are also noted. (VM)