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Youth suicide attempt by gender in Virgin Islands

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Definition and Source



Percent of public high school students who reported attempting suicide in the past year, by gender.

Data Source

VI Youth Risk Behavior Survey (VI-YRBS)


Data is based on responses by 61% (for 2006) and 63% (for 2007) of students in the territory's four public high schools. Thus, the data are not reflective of all youth in this age group. For example, research shows that out-of-school youth are more likely than youth attending school to engage in the majority of health-risk behaviors. These data also do not reflect differences that may exist between public and private/parochial school students.

Last Updated

June 2010