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June 1990

The Causes, Impact, and Preventability of Childhood Injuries in the United StatesChildhood Suicide in the United States

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Ill.

Am J Dis Child. 1990;144(6):670-676. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1990.02150300068019

• Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 5- to 19-year-olds in the United States and accounts for more than 100 000 years of potential life lost annually. We present cross-sectional and longitudinal data on suicide for 0- to 19-year-olds by age, sex, and race; clinical and sociocultural factors associated with youth suicide; cost estimates of morbidity and mortality; intervention and prevention strategies; and future research directions.

(AJDC. 1990;144:670-676)