Year: 1997 Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal, v.1, no.4, (December 1997), p.217-227 SIEC No: 20041071

Using data from the National Longitudinal Mortality Study, survival analysis is used to examine the injury mortality risk faced by 0 to 17 year olds over a 9-year follow-up period. Separate models are estimated for homicide, suicide, unintentional injury deaths, & all injury deaths. Among the measures in these models, age & sex emerge as the strongest risk factors for youth suicide. (51 refs)