Year: 2008 Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, v.32, no.5, (September/October 2008), p.465-476 SIEC No: 20110098

This study examined the likelihood of a past suicide attempt for urban American Indian youth, given salient risk & proective factors. Survey data from 569 urban in-school youths, ages 9-15, was used. Logistic regression determined probabilities of past suicide attempts. For girls, suicidal histories were associated with substance use (risk) & positive mood (protective). For boys, probabilities for models with violence perpetration (risk), parent prosocial behaviour norms (protective), & positive mood (protective) ranged from 1.0% to 38.0%. (48 refs.) JA