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  • 1. Suicide in North Carolina: Deaths, Hospitalizations, and Youth Survey Results by Schmid, Dorothee
     
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    Suicide is among the top five leading causes of death among North Carolinians aged five through forty-four. Between 1997 and 2001, suicides claimed 4,563 state residents. Males had a higher rate of suicide than females, and whites had higher rates than minorities. Firearms were used in approximately two-thirds of the suicides. During the 2001 school year, 20.8 percent of middle school students reported that they had seriously thought about killing themselves, compared to 18.1 percent of high school students. Schmid concluded that “suicide is a serious problem in North Carolina that requires raising the awareness of suicide, its risk factors, and possible signs; developing screening and intervention programs; fostering further research related to suicide; and creating partnerships across various agencies involved in suicide prevention and health.”
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    SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 140, Mar 2004, p1-18, il, bibl
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