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Gay / Bisexual Youth Suicide Problems in Europe?
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Two Suicide Attempt Studies With Control Samples: Homosexuals, Bisexual Males
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Social Construction of Male Homosexuality and Related Suicide Problems...(For Printing, Table 3; Pour imprimer, Tableau 3)

Social Construction of Male Homosexuality and Related Suicide Problems...The first random sampling population study that replicated the Bell & Weinberg (1978) results was published by Bagley and Tremblay (1997). Results are given below. From 1998 to 2000, more studies (with control samples, see next page) would be published and they would all confirm the higher risk of homosexual male youth for attempting suicide, compared to their heterosexual counterparts.
 

Table 3 - Gay / Bisexual Male Youth Lifetime
"Suicide Attempt" DATA Studies With
"Heterosexual" Male Control Samples
STUDY
Attempt %
"Homo/Bi"
Attempt %
"Hetero"
"X" - Times
More At Risk
 Bell & Weinberg, 1978
U.S.A.  (White Males to age 17)
Mean Age = 36 years
  4.9%
n = 575
GB males
 0.35%
n = 282
Heterosexual
Males
14-times
(Estimated)
 Bell & Weinberg, 1978
U.S.A. (White Males to age 21)
Mean Age = 36 years
  9.5%
n = 575
GB males
 0.70%
n = 282
Heterosexual
Males
13.6-times
(95% CI: OR =
3.6<14.9<61.6
(Estimated)
 Bell & Weinberg, 1978
U.S.A. (White Males to age 25)
Mean Age = 36 years
  14.4%
n = 575
GB males
 2.47%
n = 282
Heterosexual
Males
5.8-times
(95% CI: OR =
3.0<6.7<14.6
(Estimated)
 Harry, 1983
(Bell & Weinberg, 1978 Sample)
U.S.A. White & Black Males - lifetime - Mean Age = 36 years
 18.4%
n = 683
GB males
 3.0%
n = 337
Heterosexual
Males
6-times 
(95% CI: OR =
3.8<7.4<14.3
(Estimated)
 Bagley & Tremblay (1997)
Canada (Suicide Attempt) GB
Males = 62.5% of attempters.
Age Range = 18 - 27 (Mean 22.7)
6.1%
 n = 82
10.9% of Sample
Homo/Bi Males
0.45% 
n = 668
89.1% of Sample
Hetero. Males
 13.9-times
(95% CI: OR =
3.4<14.4<61.4)
(Estimated)
 Bagley & Tremblay (1997)
Canada (Self-Harm, includes attempters) GB Males = 26.0% of
males in "self-harm" category.
Age Range = 18 - 27 (Mean 22.7)
15.8%
 n = 82
10.9% of Sample
Homo/Bi Males
5.5% 
n = 668
89.1% of Sample
Hetero. Males
 3-times
(95% CI: OR =
1.6<3.2< 6.3)
Estimated

Statistical Estimates: Often enough published studies contain sufficient data permitting a further statistical analysis of the data, such as determining Odds Ratios for the reported results, or for a subset of the sample for which results were reported. These results, however, are "estimates," or a close approximation of what the values would be had they been generated from the actual data sets. For additional information related to these calculation, follow the hyperlink for the given study.

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