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Risk and protective factors for suicide attempt among indigenous Māori youth in New Zealand : the role of family connection Terryann Clark, Elizabeth Robinson, Sue Crengle, Theresa Fleming, Shanthi Ameratunga, Simon Denny, Linda H. Bearinger, Renee E. Sieving & Elizabeth Saewyc

By: Clark. Terryann C.
Contributor(s): Robinson, Elizabeth | Crengle, Sue | Fleming, Theresa | Ameratunga, Shanthi | Denny, Simon | Bearinger, Linda H | Sieving, Renee E | Saewyc, Elizabeth.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Journal de la Santé Autochton.Publisher: National Aboriginal Health Organization, 2011Subject(s): ADOLESCENTS | CHILD EXPOSURE TO VIOLENCE | DEPRESSION | HAUORA HINENGARO | HEALTH | MĀORI | MENTAL HEALTH | RANGAHAU MĀORI | RONGOĀ WHAKAIRANGI | STATISTICS | SUBSTANCE ABUSE | SUICIDE | SURVEYS | TAIOHI | TAITAMARIKI | TATAURANGA | YOUNG PEOPLE | YOUTH2000 | NEW ZEALAND | MATE WHAKAMOMORI | TŪKINOTANGA Ā-WHĀNAU | PATU TAMARIKI | CHILD ABUSE | CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE | RAWEKE TAMARIKIDDC classification: 613.043308999442 Online resources: Click here to access online | AHRG website Also available in an electronic ed. In: Journal de la Santé Autochton, March 2011: 18-31Summary: " The purpose of this study was to (1) describe risk and protective factors associated with a suicide attempt for Māori youth and (2) explore whether family connection moderates the relationship between depressive symptoms and suicide attempts for Māori youth. Secondary analysis was conducted with 1702 Māori young people aged 12–18 years from an anonymous representative national school-based survey of New Zealand (NZ) youth in 2001. A logistic regression and a multivariable model were developed to identify risk and protective factors associated with suicide attempt. An interaction term was used to identify whether family connection acts as a moderator between depressive symptoms and a suicide attempt. Risk factors from the logistic regression for a suicide attempt in the past year were depressive symptoms (OR = 4.3, p < 0.0001), having a close friend or family member commit suicide (OR = 4.2, p< 0.0001), being 12–15 years old (reference group: 16–18 years) (OR = 2.7, p < 0.0001), having anxiety symptoms (OR = 2.3, p = 0.0073), witnessing an adult hit another adult or a child in the home (OR = 1.8, p = 0.001), and being uncomfortable in NZ European social surroundings (OR = 1.7, p = 0.0040). Family connection was associated with fewer suicide attempts (OR = 0.9, p = 0.0002), but this factor did not moderate the relationship between depressive symptoms and suicide attempt (χ2 = 2.84, df = 1, p = 0.09). Family connection acts as a compensatory mechanism to reduce the risk of suicide attempts for Māori students with depressive symptoms, not as a moderating variable." (Authors' abstract). Access the Adolescent Health Research Group (AHRG) website for other publications and information about the Youth 2000 surveys. Record #5007
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Journal de la Santé Autochton, March 2011, 18-31

" The purpose of this study was to (1) describe risk and protective factors associated with a suicide attempt for Māori youth and (2) explore whether family connection moderates the
relationship between depressive symptoms and suicide attempts for Māori youth. Secondary analysis was conducted with 1702 Māori young people aged 12–18 years from an anonymous representative national school-based survey of New Zealand (NZ) youth in 2001. A logistic regression and a multivariable model were developed to identify risk and protective factors associated with suicide attempt. An interaction term was used to identify whether family connection acts as a moderator between depressive symptoms and a suicide attempt. Risk factors from the logistic regression for a suicide attempt in the past year were depressive symptoms (OR = 4.3, p < 0.0001), having a close friend or family member commit suicide (OR = 4.2, p< 0.0001), being 12–15 years old (reference group: 16–18 years) (OR = 2.7, p < 0.0001), having anxiety symptoms (OR = 2.3, p = 0.0073), witnessing an adult hit another adult or a child in the home (OR = 1.8, p = 0.001), and being uncomfortable in NZ European social surroundings (OR = 1.7, p = 0.0040). Family connection was associated with fewer suicide attempts (OR = 0.9, p = 0.0002), but this factor did not moderate the relationship between depressive
symptoms and suicide attempt (χ2 = 2.84, df = 1, p = 0.09). Family connection acts as a compensatory mechanism to
reduce the risk of suicide attempts for Māori students with depressive symptoms, not as a moderating variable." (Authors' abstract). Access the Adolescent Health Research Group (AHRG) website for other publications and information about the Youth 2000 surveys. Record #5007

Also available in an electronic ed.

In English, with mihimihi in Māori.