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Gay / Bisexual Youth Suicide Problems in Europe?
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Oregon: The relationship between anti-gay harassment and suicide problems.
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Outproud Survey (2000): Six Anti-Gay Hasassments, their repetition, and Suicide Attempts
Social Construction of Male Homosexuality and Related Suicide Problems...(For Printing, Table 9; Pour imprimer, Tableau 9)

Social Construction of Male Homosexuality and Related Suicide Problems...Adolescents harassed in school (or on the way to and from school) because they are assumed to be gay, lesbian, or bisexual are also at greater risk for suicidality; their general relative risk for increasingly serious suicide behaviors is a result of both the Oregon (1999) and Wisconsin (1999) Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (Tables 7, 8). These negative outcomes, however, are the most pronounced for adolescent males. In the Oregon survey, males harassed because they were presumed to be homosexually oriented are 5 and 7 times more at risk for being multiple suicide attempters, and for a suicide attempt(s) associated with having received medical attention, and they account for 33% and 35% of suicide attempters in these categories, respectively. Females are also negatively affected by such harassment, but to a lesser degree than males are at risk, compared to their respective counterparts.

In the Wisconsin survey, males "threatened or hurt" (a more serious form of harassment than simply "having been harassed") based on presumed homosexual orientation are 11 times more at risk for being multiple suicide attempters and attempting suicide resulting in having received medical attention, and they account for about 40% of suicide attempters in these categories. About 20% of females in the same suicide attempt categories were harassed on the basis of one's presumed homosexual orientation.
 
 

Table 9 - Outproud 2000 Survey Results on the basis of Ethnicity
For Gay and Bisexual Males, 13- to 18-Years-Old: Incidences,
Odds and Risk Ratios for "Attempting Suicide" Associated
with Any Harassment in Six Categories, and
in Three Selected Grouped Categories
444
Categories
Harassed
Attempters / 
Non-attempters
Attempters = %F
Non-Harassed
Attempters / 
Non-attempters
Attempters = %F
Odds Ratio
Risk Ratio
Harassed / Non- 
Harassed 95% CI
Pearson's
Chi
Square
Harassment in One
to Six Categories:
Addition of the 
Three Grouped
Categories Below. 
A: 213 / 391 
35.3%
W: 171 / 321
34.8%
C: 42/ 70
37.5%
77 / 401
16.1%
68 / 300
18.5%
9 / 101
8.2%
2.1<2.8<3.8
1.7<2.2<2.8
1.7<2.4<3.2
1.5<1.9<2.4
3.1<4.6<9.0
2.3<6.7<14.7
X2 = 51.8, 
p = .0000
X2 = 27.8, 
p = .0000
X2 = 27.0, 
p = .0000
Harassment in
Any One of 
Six Categories
A: 67 / 200
25.1%
W: 48 / 158
23.3%
C: 19 / 42
31.2%
77 / 401
16.1%
68 / 300
18.5%
9 / 101
8.2%
1.2<1.8<2.6
1.2<1.6<2.1
0.88<1.3<2.0
0.91<1.3<1.7
2.1<5.1<12.1
1.8<3.8<7.9
X2 = 8.9, 
p = .003
X2 = 1.9, 
p = 0.17
X2 = 15.1,
p = .0001
Harassment in
Two or Three 
Categories
A: 87 / 149
36.9%
W: 73 / 128
36.3%
C: 14 / 21
40.0%
77 / 401
16.1%
68 / 300
18.5%
9 / 101
8.2%
2.2<3.0<4.4
1.8<2.3<3.0
1.7<2.5<3.7
1.4<2.0<2.6
2.9<7.5<19.5
2.3<4.9<10.3
X2 = 38.5, 
p = .0000
X2 = 22.2, 
p = .0000
X2 = 20.1, 
p = .0000
Harassment in
Four to Six of
Six Categories
A: 59 / 42
58.4%
W: 50 / 35
58.8%
C: 9 / 7
56.2%
77 / 401
16.1%
68 / 300
18.5%
9 / 101
8.2%
4.6<7.3<11.6
2.8<3.6<4.7
3.8<6.3<10.4
2.4<3.2<4.2
4.3<14.4<14.7
3.2<6.9<10.3
X2 = 83.0, 
p = .0000
X2 = 58.3, 
p = .0000
X2 = 26.4, 
p = .0000

A = All Males     ----     W = White Males     ----     C = Males of Colour

How many times have you...   because you are, or were thought to be, queer?

1. ...been verbally insulted (yelled at, criticized)  - 2. ...been threatened with physical violence - 3. ...had an object thrown at you - 4. ...been punched, kicked or beaten - 5. ...been threatened with a knife, gun or another weapon - 6. ...been attacked sexually (forced to have a sexual experience, raped) - 7. ...has someone threatened to tell someone else that you are queer?

Answers:   (1) Never,   (2) Once,   (3) Twice,   (4) Three or more times.

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