Suicide Attempts and Physical Fighting Among High School Students—United States, 2001

Swahn, M. H.; Lubell, K. M.; Simon, T. R.
July 2004
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;7/28/2004, Vol. 292 Issue 4, p428
Academic Journal
Reports that violence is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly among youths. How research by the CDC suggests a link between violent behaviors directed at oneself and violent behaviors directed at others among adolescents; Possible implications of suicidal behavior; Analysis to characterize any potential association between suicide attempts and fighting; Value of prevention programs that seek to reduce suicidal and violent behaviors; Details of the analyses; The observed association between suicide attempts and fighting across demographic populations; Prevention strategies.


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