Year: 2006 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.36, no.3, (June 2006), p.336-348 SIEC No: 20060833

Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 221 cocaine-using women in Atlanta, Georgia, to identify factors that differentiate women drug abusers who had experienced suicidal ideation from those who had not. Goodness-of-fit tests were conducted to assess the final models derived. Model 1 excluded all psychosocial functioning measures & Model 2 included these items. Both models showed that suicidal ideation was more common among women who were unemployed, had been sexually abused, engaged in sexual relations to cope with stresses, or had less helpful relatives. (60 refs)