Year: 1997 Source: Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, (19th: 1997: Adelaide), p.328-329 SIEC No: 19980093

A modified version of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule was used to assess the 1-year prevalence of mental disorder, including suicide ideation & attempts, in a birth cohort of 903 New Zealand young adults when they were 18 & 21 years. At ages 18 or 21, 17% of the sample (significantly more women than men) reported suicidal ideation. At least 1 suicide attempt was reported by 33 subjects. A low perceived attachment to parents & peers at age 15 was a significant risk factor for suicidal ideation.