Sexual orientation and risk of suicide attempts among a representative sample of youth.

  title={Sexual orientation and risk of suicide attempts among a representative sample of youth.},
  author={Robert Garofalo and R. Cameron Wolf and Lawrence Wissow and Elizabeth R. Woods and Elizabeth Goodman},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics \& adolescent medicine},
  volume={153 5},
OBJECTIVE To examine whether sexual orientation is an independent risk factor for reported suicide attempts. DESIGN Data were from the Massachusetts 1995 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which included a question on sexual orientation. Ten drug use, 5 sexual behavior, and 5 violence/ victimization variables chosen a priori were assessed as possible mediating variables. Hierarchical logistic regression models determined independent predictors of suicide… 

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