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dc.description.abstractSelf-inflicted violence is a significant health problem and one of the leading causes of death in Latin America and the Caribbean. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in young people aged 10 to 19 (Pan American Health Organization, 2014). This fact sheet provides regional estimates of suicidal tendencies among youth aged 13-15 in Latin America and English-speaking Caribbean countries, using data from the Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) data. The regional estimates are divided here into four subregions— namely: the Andean countries, Central America, the English-speaking Caribbean, and the Southern Cone. The estimates were drawn from the most recent GSHS survey data for each country, with survey years ranging between 2007 and 2013.1,2 The analysis shows that, in general, female students are more likely than males to have suicidal tendencies, specifically seriously considering attempting suicide, suicide planning, and suicidal attempts. These behaviors are significantly influenced by alcohol use, parental relationship, and peer social support.3 This knowledge is important for devising comprehensive, context-specific prevention strategies that have been shown to be effective.en_US
dc.subjectData Interpretation, Statisticales_ES
dc.titleSelf-Inflicted Youth Violence in Latin America and the English-Speaking Caribbeanen_US
dc.typeFact sheetses_ES
dc.rights.holderPan American Health Organizationen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenamePan American Health Organizationen_US
paho.publisher.countryUnited Stateses_ES
paho.publisher.cityWashington, D.C.es_ES
paho.subjectCat 3. Determinants of Health and Promoting Health throughout the Life Courseen_US

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