Year: 1998 Source: Journal of School Health, v.68, no.9, (November 1998), p.355-369 SIEC No: 19990466

In the United States, suicide accounts for 13% of all deaths among youth & young adults 10-24 years of age. Nationwide 20.5% of students had seriously considered attempting suicide during the 12 months prior to the survey. Female students (27.1%) were more likely than male students (15.1%) to have considered attempting suicide. Female students in grade 9 (5%) were significdantly more likely than female students in grade 12 (2%) to have made a suicide attempt that required medical attention.