Year: 1993 Source: American Journal of Public Health, v.83, no.2, (February 1993), p.179-184 SIEC No: 19970218

This study looked at the prevalence and correlates of suicide behaviors in nonclinical samples of young people. Eighteen percent of the students who had attempted suicide, reported impulsive attempts. Overall, 51% of the students reported alcohol use in the previous 30 days, 31% reported at least 1 episode of binge drinking, 22% reported carrying a weapon, and 7% reported involvement in a fight, 11% reported ever using illegal drugs, and 7% reported ever using intravenous drugs.