Year: 2000 Source: Journal of American College Health, v.48, no.5, (March 2000), p.229-233 SIEC No: 20010568

Data from the National College Health Risk Behavior Survey was used to examine the association between suicide ideation & injury-related behaviours among 18-24-year-old college students. Students who reported suicide ideation were significantly more likely than students who did not report considering suicide to carry a weapon, engage in a physical fight, boat or swim after drinking alcohol, ride with a driver who had been drinking alcohol, drive after drinking alcohol, & rarely or never used seat belts. Given this clustering of injury-related risk behaviours, college prevention programs should aim to reduce risks for injuries comprehensively, rather than addressing each risk behaviour separately. (37 refs.)