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Social Construction of Male Homosexuality and Related Suicide Problems...(For Printing, Table 6; Pour imprimer, Tableau 6)

Social Construction of Male Homosexuality and Related Suicide Problems...Published studies have not mentioned the fact that the YRBS study data repeatedly indicates that adolescents identified as gay, lesbian, or bisexual, and/or the ones who report being homosexually active, or the ones who are identified by others as being homosexual and are harassed - abused - accordingly, are all - as a rule - at higher risk for the more serious suicide-related behaviors than are their counterparts: the ones identified as heterosexual, the ones only reporting being heterosexually active, or the ones not harassed on the basis of presumed homosexual orientation, respectively. Their risk for "the more serious behaviors" also increase, relative to their counterparts, as indicated in the table below.

 
Table 6 - Increasing Risk for the More Serious Suicide Problems:
Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results Based on Identification by Self
or Others as Homosexual/ bisexual, and / or by Sexual Behavior
Survey

Suicidality Category

Mass 95
GLBN (Gay, Lesbian, Bi-
sexual, Not
Sure)  vs
Non-GBLN
Mass 97
GLB* and/or Homo-sex 
Active vs 
Heterosexual
-Identified
Seattle 95
*GLB- 
Identified
vs Hetero-
sexual
Identified
Vermont 95
Males &
Females: Homo-
sex active vs
Hetero-sex 
active.
Mass 93
Males & Fe-
males: omo-
sex active vs Hetero-sex
active. 
Oregon
1999 -GB
Harrased
Boys vs. 
Non-
Harassed
Oregon
1999 -GB
Harrased
Girlss vs. 
Non-
Harassed
Suicide
Considered
Seriously
46.4% vs
24.6%
1.9
More
At Risk
54% vs 
22%
2.5
More
At Risk
34.2% vs 16.7%
2.1
More
At Risk
59.2% vs 
37.1%
1.6
More
At Risk
41.7% vs
28.6%
1.5
More
At Risk
28% vs.
10%
2.8
More
At Risk
44% vs.
20%
2.2
More
At Risk
Suicide
Planned
40.5% vs
17.5%
2.3
More
At Risk
41% vs 
18%
2.3
More
At Risk
31.1% vs 15.7%
2.0
More
At Risk
52,.8 vs 
28.7%
1.8
More
At Risk
 29.7% vs
24.5%
1.2
More
At Risk
---
---
Attempted
Suicide
36.0% vs
8.9%
4.0
More
At Risk
37% vs 
8%
4.6
More
At Risk
20.6% vs 6.7%
3.1
More
At Risk
40.7% vs 
15.2%
2.7
More
At Risk
27.5% vs 13.4%
2.1
More
At Risk
13% vs.
2.6%
5.1
More
At Risk
23% vs.
8.5%
2.7
More
At Risk
Medical Care
Associated
with Suicide
Attempt
---
19% vs.
3.0%
6.3
More
At Risk
9.4% vs.
2.2%
4.3
More
At Risk
26.5% vs.
6.2%
4.3
More
At Risk
20% vs.
4.7%
4.2
More
At Risk
3.8% vs.
0.70%
5.5
More
At Risk
8.2% vs.
2.0%
4.1
More
At Risk
Multiple
Suicide
Attempts
---
---
---
---
---
6.2% vs.
1.04%
5.9
More
At Risk
13.5% vs.
3.6%
3.7
More
At Risk 

Suicide Attempt Incidences are for a "12-month" period,
Incidence Percentage in Each Category e.g.: 46.4% vs 24.6% -  Risk Ratio: 1.9 = 46.4%/24.6%


 
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