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dc.contributor.authorValdez-Santiago, Rosario
dc.contributor.authorVillalobos, Aremis
dc.contributor.authorArenas-Monreal, Luz
dc.contributor.authorGonzález-Forteza, Catalina
dc.contributor.authorHermosillo-De-la-torre, Alicia Edith
dc.contributor.authorBenjet, Corina
dc.contributor.authorWagner, Fernando A.
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-28T15:05:58Z
dc.date.available2021-05-28T15:05:58Z
dc.date.issued2021-05-19
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/15838
dc.description.abstractObjective. To compare the occurrence of suicide attempts across nationally representative samples of the Mexican adolescent population over the past 12 years, and to analyze its association with sociodemographic, lifestyle and mental-health indicators. Methodology. Data were drawn from the 2006, 2012 and 2018 National Health and Nutrition Surveys (n = 25,056; 21,509; and 17,925 adolescents, respectively). Estimates were based on standardized measurements. Results. The estimated lifetime prevalence rates of suicide attempts were 1.1% in 2006, 2.7% in 2012, and 3.9% in 2018, indicating a 3.4-fold increase. Across the three survey periods, women yielded rates nearly three times higher than men. Lifetime prevalence grew the most among adolescents aged 13–15 years. Compared to the other respondents, the odds of lifetime suicide attempts proved seven times as high for those who had been sexually abused during their childhood, five times as high for those who had been diagnosed with a depressive disorder, three times as high for those who had suffered physical aggression and twice as high for those who had smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lifetimes and those who consumed alcohol. Conclusion: The sharp increase in suicide attempts in Mexico calls for an urgent public-health response via universal and targeted interventions supported by national policy and sustained federal funding. © 2021 by the authors.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105419en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMDPI AGen_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthen_US
dc.subjectAdolescenceen_US
dc.subjectAttempted suicideen_US
dc.subjectMexicoen_US
dc.titleComparative analysis of lifetime suicide attempts among mexican adolescents, over the past 12 yearsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph18105419
dc.source.volume18
dc.source.issue10


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