Year: 2004 Source: Journal of Urban Health, v.81, no.3, (September 2004), p.505-515 SIEC No: 20100327

A sample of 183 current cocaine users, were administered a structured interview to ascertain attempted suicide histories, methods used, & factors associated with suicide attempts. Of the sample, 31% had attempted suicide, 18% had done so on more than one occasion, & 8% had made an attempt in the preceding 12 months. Overall, 28% of the sample had been treated by a medical practitioner after an attempt. Injecting cocaine users were significantly more likely than non-injecting cocaine users to have attempted suicide & to have done so on more than one occasion. Multivariate analyses revealed that injecting, female gender, & more extensive polydrug use were independent predictors of a suicide attempt. (34 refs.)

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