Year: 2005 Source: The International Electronic Journal of Health Education, v.8, (2005), p.104-119 SIEC No: 20070315

This paper described the prevalence of depression & suicidal tendencies as well as risk factors for attempted suicide among students in Bolivia. One-fourth of female students surveyed & one in ten males had attempted suicide at least once. Depression was highly correlated with suicide attempts. Additional risk factors for females included ethnicity, low academic performance, violence, & drinking. An additional risk factor for males included being threatened or injured with a weapon. (35 refs.)