Year: 2001 Source: Journal of Adolescent Health, v.28, no.4, (April 2001), p.295-302 SIEC No: 20041506

The authors describe the prevalence of health risk behaviors & identify risk & protective factors that are associated with several health risk behaviors (including suicidal ideation & attempts) among adolescents in Brazil. They find that youth in Brazil report high rates of suicidal thoughts & attempts. Gender differences are explored. (15 refs)