Factors relating to adolescents suicidal behavior: a cross-sectional Malaysian school survey

  • PCY Chen
  • LK Lee
  • KC Wong
  • Jagmohni K

Abstract

Seven percent of the adolescent students had seriously considered attempting suicide.  Among the adolescents, 4.6% of them had attempted suicide at least once during the 12 months preceding the survey.  The female adolescents were more likely to put their suicidal thought into suicidal action than male adolescents.  Malay and Indian are more likely than Chinese in the aspect of ‘felt sad and hopeless’.  However, Malay adolescents had the lowest rate in attempting suicide.  Based on multiple logistic regression, factors significantly related to the urban adolescents suicide behavior are ‘felt sad or hopeless’,  ‘number of days felt unsafe to go to school’, ‘riding with a driver who had been drinking alcohol’, ‘physical fight’, and ‘number of days absent from school’.  On the other hand, factors relating to the rural adolescent suicide behavior are ‘felt sad or hopeless’, ‘physical fight’, ‘physical fight resulting in injury’, and ‘drive a vehicle after drinking alcohol’.
Published
2006-10-01
How to Cite
ChenP., LeeL., WongK., & KJ. (2006). Factors relating to adolescents suicidal behavior: a cross-sectional Malaysian school survey. Malaysian Family Physician, 1(2 & 3), 1. Retrieved from https://www.e-mfp.org/ojs3/index.php/MFP/article/view/204
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