Key PointsQuestionDoes greater exposure to childhood adversities help explain higher rates of suicide ideation and attempts among Puerto Rican young women than men? FindingsIn this cohort study of 2004 Puerto Rican young adults, greater exposure to childhood adversities was significantly associated with suicide ideation in young women and suicide attempts irrespective of sex. MeaningThese findings suggest that childhood adversities are relevant to understanding the risk of suicide attempt in ethnic minority youths from disadvantaged contexts and the risk of suicide ideation among young women.
JAMA Psychiatry – American Medical Association
Published: Aug 5, 2021