Table 8 - Wisconsin 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 = 672
FEMALES
N = 647
Harassment based on perceived homosexual
orientation (percent) in the past 12 months
n = 40
(6.0%)
n = 19
(2.9%)
Depression: Risk Ratio / Greater Likelihood
Frequency / Incidence: Harassed vs. Non-Harassed
Odds Ratio: Harassed vs. Non-Harassed
 Confidence Interval: 95%
Pearson's Chi square, one degree of freedom.
 (Percentage of category accounted for by "harassed" group.)
1.8 Times
37.5% vs. 19.8%

1.2<2.4<4.8
7.1, p= .007
(11.1%)

1.4 Times
47.4% vs. 33.1%

0.73<1.8<4.6
1.7, p= .19
(4.2%)

Seriously Considered Suicide: Risk Ratio /Greater Likelihood
Frequency / Incidence: Harassed vs. Non-Harassed
Odds Ratio: Harassed vs. Non-Harassed
 Confidence Interval: 95%
Pearson's Chi square, one degree of freedom.
 (Percentage of category accounted for by "harassed" group.)
1.8 Times
28.2% vs. 15.3%

1.0<2.2<4.5
4.5, p= .03
(10.9%)

1.7 Times
47.4% vs. 28.4%

0.9<2.3<5.7
3.29, p= .07
(5%)

Attempted Suicide: Risk Ratio / Greater Likelihood
Frequency / Incidence: Harassed vs. Non-Harassed
Odds Ratio: Harassed vs. Non-Harassed
 Confidence Interval: 95%
Pearson's Chi square, one degree of freedom.
 (Percentage of category accounted for by "harassed" group.)
4.7 Times
19.4% vs. 4.1%

2.2<5.6<14.1
16.7, p= .0000
(22.5%)

2.7 Times
29.4% vs. 10.8%

1.2<3.4<10.1
5.7, p= .02
(7.2%)

Repeat Suicide Attempters: Risk Ratio /Greater Likelihood
Frequency / Incidence: Harassed vs. Non-Harassed
Odds Ratio: Harassed vs. Non-Harassed
 Confidence Interval: 95%
Pearson's Chi square, one degree of freedom.
 (Percentage of category accounted for by "harassed" group.)
11.3 Times
19.4% vs 1.7%

4.9<13.8<39.0
39.9, p= .0000
(41.2%)

4.5 Times
23.5% vs 5.2%

1.7<5.6<18.1
10.2, p= .001
(11.4%)

Suicide Attempt Associated with Receiving Medical
Attention: Risk Ratio / Greater Likelihood
Frequency / Incidence: Harassed vs. Non-Harassed
Odds Ratio: Harassed vs. Non-Harassed
 Confidence Interval: 95%
Pearson's Chi square, one degree of freedom.
 (Percentage of category accounted for by "harassed" group.)
11.2 Times

11.8% vs. 1.06%

3.1<11.7<43.5
21.1, p= .0000
(40%)

No attempters
in harassed
group
received
medical
attention.
Pearson's Chi square: statistical significance if "p" equal to or less than  0.05

Q-91: "Have you ever been threatened or hurt because someone thought you were gay, lesbian, or bisexual?"  Responses: Yes, No, Not sure. For Analysis: 'Not Sure = "No" - "During the past 12 months..." Q- 22: "...did you ever feel so sad or hopeless almost every  day for two weeks or more in a row that you stopped doing some usual activities?" Q-23: "...did you ever seriously consider attempting suicide? Q-25: "...how many times did you actually attempt suicide?" Q-26: "...if you attempted suicide, did any attempt result in injury, poisoning, or overdose that had to be treated by a doctor or nurse?