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Gay / Bisexual Youth Suicide Problems in Europe?
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Homosexual Youth at greater Risk for Attempting Suicide
Social Construction of Male Homosexuality and Related Suicide Problems...(For Printing, Table 4; Pour imprimer, Tableau 4)

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 on the previous page. From 1998 to 2000, more studies (with control samples, see table below) would be published and they would all confirm the higher risk of homosexual male youth for attempting suicide, compared to their heterosexual counterparts.
 

Table 4 - 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
 Nicholas (1998)
Australia - Thesis Study
Age= 18 - 25
 28.8%
n = 53
GB Males
 7.8%
n = 53
Hetero. Males
 4-times
 Vinke & van Heeringen (1998) Belgium 
Age = 15 - 27 (Mean 20.4)
 12.4%
n = 137
GB  Males
 5.9%
n = 71
Hetero. Males
 2-times
 Herrell et al. (1999)
USA - Vietnam Era Twin Registry: 103 twin pairs, one
twin homo-active; 16 twin
pairs, two twins homo-active.
 14.7%-
18.8%
2.2%-3.9%
4.8-6.7-times
(95% CI: OR =
2.4<5.1<10.9)
Fergusson et al. (1999)
New Zealand - Birth Cohort
Study - Age = 21 Years
32.1%
(Approx)
7.0%
(Approx)
4.6-times
(95% CI: OR =
2.7<6.2<14.3)
Cochran & Mays (2000)
USA - NHANES - Male
Sample, n = 3648,
Age Range = 17-39
19.3%
Males with male
sex partner(s)
in lifetime
3.6%
Males with only
female lifetime 
sex partner(s)
5.4-times
(95% CI: OR = 
2.2<5.4<13.0
Cochran & Mays
(2000) Data
For Males aged 17 to 29
(Estimated)
31.3%
Males with male sex partner(s) in lifetime
(Estimated)
3.6%
Males with only
female lifetime
sex partner(s)
(Estimated)
8.7-times
(95% CI: OR = 
6.4<12.5<24.2
(Estimated)
Note
Cochran & Mays
(2000) Data
For Males aged 17 to 29
(Estimated)
31.3%
Males with male sex partner(s) in lifetime
(Estimated)
3.4%
Males with only
female lifetime
sex partner(s) or
no sex partner
(Estimated)
9.2-times
(95% CI: OR = 
7.1<13.8<26.8
(Estimated)
Note

Note: This Odds Ratio "7.1<13.8<26.8"is almost identical to the one produced in the Bagley & Tremblay (1997) Calgary study of young adult males (age range = 18-27): 95% CI, OR: 3.4<14.4<61.4. This is to the average of about 23 years for the two samples. The 95% CI, OR: 3.6<14.9<61.6 to the age of 21 for males compared in the Bell & Weinberg (1978) study is also similar.

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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