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Carla Aguado Swygert
The Youth Risk Behaviors Survey is a questionnaire developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in order to monitor “priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States” (CDC, 2017). This thesis uses Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel tests to determine if there are statistically significant relationships between age, sex, ethnicity, and English proficiency and a participant’s response to each question about suicide behaviors on the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Each demographic category exhibited a statistically significant relationship with at least two different suicide behaviors, with some showing connections with all five behaviors.
Williamson, Charles Jesse, "Identity and Suicide: An Analysis of the Connections Between Demographic Characteristics and Suicide Behaviors in Adolescents" (2018). Senior Theses. 236.