Year: 1997 Source: American Journal of Health Promotion, v.12, no.2, (November/December 1997), p.90-93 SIEC No: 20040930

This study examines the hypothesis that physical activity & team sports participation are associated with decreased risk of suicidal ideation & suicide attempts in adolescents, using data from the 1991 U.S. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. The prevalence of behaviors related to the leading causes of mortality, morbidity, & social problems among youth are examined, such as use of alcohol & other drugs, sexual behavior, physical activity, dietary behavior, & violence. (12 refs)