Year: 1996 Source: American Journal of Public Health, v.86, no.4, (April 1996), p.560-564 SIEC No: 19970074

Using data from the National Vital Statistics System and the National Longitudinal Mortality Study(USA), this study examined mortality trends from 1950-1993, among adolescents according to sex, race/ethnicity, education, family income, marital status, and casue of death. Suicide was the third leading cause of death, accounting for about 13% of all youth deaths in 1989-1991. Suicide too, has been claiming relatively more lives among the youth; the death rate from suicide rose by 6% from 1979-1991