Table 5 - The Youth Risk Behavior Survey Studies
State & Year Sample
Taken, Published Study,
& Links To Information
Suicide Attempt
Percent:
'homosexual'
Suicide Attempt
Percent: 
'heterosexual'
"X"-
Times More
At Risk
Minnesota(1987) Remafedi
et al. (1998) - Saewyc et al. (1998)
GB Males
28.1%
Hetero Males
4.2%
7-times
Massachusetts (1993)
Faulkner & Cranston (1998)
Attempting Suicide
Homo / Bi sex
active Male /
Female : 27.5%
Hetero. Active
Only Male &
Female : 13.4%
2-times
Attempters reporting Receiving
Medical Attention
 20.0%
 4.7%
 4-times
Attempters reporting
4 or more Attempts
 16.1%
2.0%
 8-times
Massachusetts(1995)
Mass Educ.Web Site
GLBS = 4.4% of Students
Homo / Bi / Homo-
Sex Active
36.5%
Hetero. Males
and Females
8.9%
4-times
Massachusetts(1995)
Garofalo et al. (1998)
GLB = 2.5% of Students
 Homo/Bi
Male / female
35.5%
 Hetero. Males
and Females
9.1%
 3.3-times
Massachusetts(1995)
Garofalo et al. (1999)
 Homo/Bi/Unsure
Male/Female:
31%
 Hetero. Males
and Females
9.1%
 3.7-times
 Males: 3.8% (GB) + 0.9% (Not
sure) = 4.7% (GBN) = 24%
of male suicide attempters.
 Homo / B i/
Unsure
Males - 33%
 Heterosexual
Males
5.1%
 6.5-times
 1.3% Unsure of Sexual Orientation:
0.9% of Males + 1.7% of Females
 "Not Sure" Male /
Female : 22.76%
 9.1%
 2.5-times
Homo-Active Teens
2.13% -  55% in GLBN Category
30.6%
9.2%
3.3-times
Massachusetts (1997)
"Attempted Suicide"
 4.0% GLB-Identified
and / or homo-sex
activity : 37%
 Others:
"Their Peers"
8%
 4.6-times
Massachusetts(1997)
Suicide Attempt - With Related 
Medical Attention
 4.0% GLB- Identified
and / or homo-sex
activity : 19%
 Others =
"Their peers"
3%
 6.3-times
Vermont (1995) Durant et
al. (1998) - Homo-Sex Active
Males = 8.7% of males
Homo- / bi- sexually
active Males
 Hetero. active
only Males
 More at
risk,* 
Seattle (1995)
(No Publications) -See: Seattle Page
. GLB = 4.4% of Students.
GLB- Identified
Adolescents
20.6%
Heterosexual
Adolescents
6.7%
 3-times
Suicide Attempt Required
Medical Attention
9.4%
2.2%
4-times

* More at risk with greater # of sex partners

8. Study done using the Minnesota Adolescent Health Survey Questionnaire amended to solicit "sexual orientation" information. In this study, the "suicide attempt" incidence is for "one's lifetime." The "suicide attempt" incidence is for a 12-month period (1 year) in all other studies.