PRIOR INJURY AND MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH AS RISK FACTORS FOR YOUTH SUICIDE

The authors conducted a case-control study to determine whether adolescents and young adults who have been in a motor vehicle crash or hospitalized for unintentional and intentional injury are at greater risk for suicide. Cases were 700 Washington State residents age 16-35 with a driver's license who died of suicide during 1987-1989. Controls were 3,494 licensed drivers matched by age, sex, and zip code. This study was designed to answer the following questions: (1) Are adolescents and young adults who have been hospitalized for either unintentional or intentional injuries at higher risk for suicide? (2) Are adolescents and young adults who have been a driver in a motor vehicle crash at higher risk for a subsequent suicide?

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    Epidemiology Resources, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Grossman, D C
    • Soderberg, R
    • Rivara, F P
  • Publication Date: 1993-3

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00670205
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1994 12:00AM