Year: 2010 Source: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, v.32, no.1, (March 2010), p.37-41 SIEC No: 20100394

This study examined the prevalence of & factors associated with suicide ideation among Brazilian adolescents, aged 11-15 years. A cross-sectional population-based study was conducted. 1,039 adolescents were interviewed. The prevalence of suicide ideation was 14.1%. Factors associated with suicide ideation included female gender, current alcohol consumption, use of illicit drugs, symptoms indicating conduct disorders, & high Children’s Depression Inventory scores. Prevention strategies shold focus on female adolescents, especially those sexually active with probable mental health problems & substance use. (30 refs.)