Academic journal article Journal of School Health

Children at Risk: The Association between Perceived Weight Status and Suicidal Thoughts and Attempts in Middle School Youth: February 2007 Issue of Journal of School Health

Academic journal article Journal of School Health

Children at Risk: The Association between Perceived Weight Status and Suicidal Thoughts and Attempts in Middle School Youth: February 2007 Issue of Journal of School Health

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1. Suicide ranks as the--leading cause of death for those between the ages of 15 and 24 in the United States.

a) 2nd.

b) 3rd.

c) 5th.

d) 8th.

2. A review of the literature found that weight perception and weight concerns varied by:

a) Gender.

b) Race.

c) Neither of the above.

d) Both of the above.

3. The instrument used to collect data reported in this study was the:

a) National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.

b) Youth Risk Behavior Study.

c) Middle School version of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

d) Monitoring the Future.

4. The outcome variables in the study included all of the following EXCEPT:

a) Self-reported dieting, binging, or purging.

b) Self-reported thinking about suicide.

c) Self-reported planning for suicide.

d) Self-reported attempting suicide.

5. The overall percentage of students who reported planning for suicide was:

a) 9%.

b) 11%.

c) 17%.

d) 23%.

6. When compared to other students, thoughts about suicide were statistically significantly greater among students who perceived themselves as:

a) Normal weight.

b) Underweight.

c) Overweight.

d) No significant differences existed.

7. Factors related to statistically significant differences in suicide ideation included all of the following EXCEPT:

a) Gender. …

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