Ontario Child Health Study: suicidal behavior in youth age 12-16 years Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The authors report on the prevalence and correlates of suicidal behavior in youth age 12-16 years. The data, from a community prevalence survey, show that 5%-10% of the male and 10%-20% of the female youth reported suicidal behavior within a 6-month period. Suicidal behavior in youth appeared to be related to psychiatric disorder in general as well as to family dysfunction and parental arrest.

publication date

  • November 1988