Presenter

Zachery Edwards

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

4-25-2023

Abstract

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among U.S. college students and the second leading cause of death for Rhode Islanders ages 15 to 34 years. A cross-sectional analysis was conducted with data collected from the Rhode Island Young Adult Survey (RIYAS) from May through August 2022. The survey resulted in N = 1,022 young adults aged 18-25 years who lived in Rhode Island for at least part of the year. This study was approved by the Johnson & Wales University Institutional Review Board. Among this sample of college students aged 18 to 25 years in Rhode Island, 13.7% (N = 94) reported suicide ideation, 7.6% (N = 52) reported making a suicide plan, and 3.2% (N = 22) reported at least one suicide attempt. Sexual and gender minorities had 300% (95%CI: 47%, 987%) increased odds of suicide ideation relative to cisgender heterosexual males, students living on campus had 56% (95%CI: 79%, 10%) lower odds of suicide ideation compared to those living off-campus with a parent, and students with insomnia had 156% (57%, 320%) increased odds of suicide ideation relative to those without insomnia.

Faculty Mentor

Samantha Rosenthal, PhD, MPH

Academic Discipline

BS - Health Science

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