Protecting urban American Indian young people from suicide

Sandra L. Pettingell, Linda H. Bearinger, Carol L. Skay, Michael D. Resnick, Sandra J. Potthoff, John Eichhorn

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Abstract

Objective: To examine the likelihood of a past suicide attempt for urban American Indian boys and girls, given salient risk and protective factors. Methods: Survey data from 569 urban American Indian, ages 9-15, in-school youths. Logistic regression determined probabilities of past suicide attempts. Results: For girls, suicidal histories were associated with substance use (risk) and positive mood (protective); probabilities ranged from 6.0% to 57.0%. For boys, probabilities for models with violence perpetration (risk), parent prosocial behavior norms (protective), and positive mood (protective) ranged from 1.0% to 38.0%. Conclusions: Highlights the value of assessing both risk and protective factors for suicidal vulnerability and prioritizing prevention strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-476
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

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Keywords

  • American Indian
  • Suicide
  • Urban
  • Young people

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Pettingell, S. L., Bearinger, L. H., Skay, C. L., Resnick, M. D., Potthoff, S. J., & Eichhorn, J. (2008). Protecting urban American Indian young people from suicide. American Journal of Health Behavior, 32(5), 465-476. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.32.5.2

Protecting urban American Indian young people from suicide. / Pettingell, Sandra L.; Bearinger, Linda H.; Skay, Carol L.; Resnick, Michael D.; Potthoff, Sandra J.; Eichhorn, John.

In: American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 32, No. 5, 01.01.2008, p. 465-476.

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Pettingell, SL, Bearinger, LH, Skay, CL, Resnick, MD, Potthoff, SJ & Eichhorn, J 2008, 'Protecting urban American Indian young people from suicide', American Journal of Health Behavior, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 465-476. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.32.5.2
Pettingell, Sandra L. ; Bearinger, Linda H. ; Skay, Carol L. ; Resnick, Michael D. ; Potthoff, Sandra J. ; Eichhorn, John. / Protecting urban American Indian young people from suicide. In: American Journal of Health Behavior. 2008 ; Vol. 32, No. 5. pp. 465-476.
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