Year: 1995 Source: Journal of Adolescent Health, v.16, no.3, (March 1995), p.216-225 SIEC No: 19950706

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey was administered to 2,075 9th- & 11th-grade students in Texas. Information was gathered on violence-related behaviours & their association with other health behaviours. The prevalence of health-risk behaviours was higher for males than females for all behaviours, except suicidal thoughts & attempts. 29.7% of females had seriously considered suicide vs. 16.8% of males. 12.3% of females had actually attempted suicide compared to 9.0% of males. (36 refs.)