Table 7 - Oregon 1999 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Result Summary
For Males & Females (Grades 9 to 12): Harassment Based on
Perceived Homosexual Orientation of Individuals:
Associations with Depression & Suicide Behaviors.
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CATEGORIES
MALES
N = 10,348
FEMALES
N = 10,939
Harassment based on perceived homosexual
orientation (percent) in the past 12 months
n = 858
(8.3%)
n = 630
(5.8%)
Depression: Risk Ratio / Greater Likelihood
Frequency / Incidence
Odds Ratio: Harassed vs. Non-Harassed
 Confidence Interval: 95%
 (Percentage of category accounted for by "harassed" group.)
2.3 Times
37% vs. 15.8%

2.7<3.1<3.6
(17.2%)

1.9 Times
56% vs. 29%

2.7<3.1<3.7
(9.0%)

Seriously Considered Suicide: Risk Ratio / Greater Likelihood
Frequency / Incidence
Odds Ratio: Harassed vs. Non-Harassed
 Confidence Interval: 95%
(Percentage of category accounted for by "harassed" group.)
2.8 Times
28% vs. 10%

3.0<3.5<4.2
(20.2%)

2.2 Times
44% vs. 20%

2.7<3.1<3.8
(11.7%)

Attempted Suicide: Risk Ratio / Greater Likelihood
Frequency / Incidence
Odds Ratio: Harassed vs. Non-Harassed
 Confidence Interval: 95%
(Percentage of category accounted for by "harassed" group.)
5.1 Times
13% vs. 2.6%

4.5<5.7<7.2
(31.3%)

2.7 Times
23% vs. 8.5%

2.5<3.3<4.0
(14.3%)

Suicide Attempt Associated with Receiving Medical
Attention: Risk Ratio / Greater Likelihood
Frequency / Incidence
Odds Ratio: Harassed vs. Non-Harassed
 Confidence Interval: 95%
(Percentage of category accounted for by "harassed" group.)
5.1 Times
3.7% vs. 0.72%

3.7<5.7<8.3
(33.3%)

4.0 Times
7.8% vs. 1.9%

3.2<4.3<6.0
(19.9%)

Repeat Suicide Attempters: Risk Ratio / Greater Likelihood
Frequency / Incidence
Odds Ratio: Harassed vs. Non-Harassed
 Confidence Interval: 95%
(Percentage of category accounted for by "harassed" group.)
5.9 Times
6.2% vs. 1.04%

4.4<6.2<8.8
(34.9%)

3.7 Times
13.5% vs. 3.6%

3.2<4.2<5.4
(18.6%)

Boys: Pearson's Chi-Squared (X2): 82.4 - 274, p = 0.0000; Girls: X2 =  98.8 - 208, p = 0.0000

"During the past 12 months..." Q-12: "...have you ever been harassed at school (or on the way to and from school) because someone thought your were gay, lesbian or bisexual?" Answer: Yes / No. Q-28: "...did you ever feel so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more?" Q-29: "...did you ever seriously consider attempting suicide?" Q-30: "...how many times did you actually attempt suicide?" Q-31: "If you attempted suicide during the past 12 months, did any attempt result in an injury, poisoning, or overdose that had to be treated by a doctor or nurse?"