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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): 6 Anti-Gay Hasassments and Suicide Attempts
Social Construction of Male Homosexuality and Related Suicide Problems...(For Printing, Table 8; Pour imprimer, Tableau 8)

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 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?

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