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Association between attempted suicide and academic performance indicators among middle and high school students in Mexico: results from a national survey

Overview of attention for article published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, January 2018
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Title
Association between attempted suicide and academic performance indicators among middle and high school students in Mexico: results from a national survey
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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13034-018-0215-6
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Ricardo Orozco, Corina Benjet, Guilherme Borges, María Fátima Moneta Arce, Diana Fregoso Ito, Clara Fleiz, Jorge Ameth Villatoro

Abstract

Students' mental health is associated to academic performance. In high income countries, higher students' grades are related to lower odds of suicidal behaviors, but studies on other indicators of academic performance are more limited, specially in middle income countries. Data from 28,519 middle and high school students selected with multistage clustered sampling in the Mexican National Survey of Student's Drug Use. Using a self-administered questionnaire, lifetime suicidal attempt and four indicators of academic performance were assessed: age inconsistency with grade level, not being a student in the last year, perceived academic performance and number of failed courses. Multiple logistic regression models were used to control for sociodemographic and school characteristics. The lifetime prevalence of attempted suicide was 3.0% for middle school students and 4.2% for high school students. Among middle school students, statistically adjusted significant associations of suicide attempt with academic performance indicators were: not being a student the year before, worse self-perceived performance and a higher number of failed courses; among high school students, predictors were failed courses and self-perceived academic performance, with ORs of 1.65 and 1.96 for the categories of good and fair/poor respectively, compared to those who reported very good performance. Self-perceived academic performance was the main indicator for suicide in both school levels. Suicide prevention efforts in Mexico's schools should include asking students about the perception they have about their own academic performance.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 80 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 18%
Student > Bachelor 10 13%
Researcher 9 11%
Student > Master 8 10%
Student > Postgraduate 5 6%
Other 12 15%
Unknown 22 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 17 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 13%
Social Sciences 10 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 8%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 3%
Other 7 9%
Unknown 28 35%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 January 2018.
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#10,986,592
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