Year: 2007 Source: BMC Psychiatry, v.7, (2007), p.67-72 SIEC No: 20080111

A secondary analysis of the Uganda Global School-Based Health Survey 2003 was conducted to obtain the prevalence of & assess factors that may be associated with suicide ideation among school-going adolescents in rural Uganda. 21.3% of males & 23.5% of females had seriously considered suicide within the past 12 months. Loneliness & worry were positively associated with suicide ideation after adjusting for age, gender, smoking, drinking, & the experience of being bullied. (27 refs.)