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Table 4 Prevalence of depressed mood and suicidal behaviors by demographic variables and academic performance

From: Depressed mood, suicidal behaviors, and health risk behaviors among youths in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: the 2017 CNMI Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Demographic variablesDepressed moodSuicide ideationSuicide planSuicide attempt
Yes (n = 786)p-valueYes (n = 498)p-valueYes (n = 459)p-valueYes (n = 241)p-value
Gender < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
Female49.5 32.5 28.4 17.2 
Male32.0 17.5 17.2 9.8 
Age 0.211 0.286 0.325 0.047
<=14 years old9.4 8.8 10.7 10.9 
15 years old26.8 25.6 26.3 28.4 
16 years old30.1 31.6 31.5 31.7 
17 years old24.6 22.7 23.3 21.5 
> = 18 years old9.1 11.3 8.3 7.5 
Grade 0.062 0.809 0.536 0.446
9th grade45.0 25.5 25.0 15.0 
10th grade40.2 23.9 23.7 14.4 
11th grade40.5 24.6 21.3 12.7 
12th grade33.0 27.0 19.4 8.8 
Race/Ethnicity 0.137 0.041 0.474 0.045
Asian39.6 21.8 20.9 10.0 
Pacific Islander41.3 28.5 24.9 15.5 
Black21.3 33.2 19.9 16.6 
Hispanic44.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 
White11.5 0.0 16.2 12.4 
Academic performance 0.042 0.001 0.002 0.001
Mostly A’s35.0 22.3 19.3 10.3 
Mostly B’s41.8 21.7 21.8 11.2 
Mostly C’s41.1 27.7 23.2 14.9 
Mostly D’s47.9 27.1 25.7 16.1 
Mostly F’s58.8 57.8 54.9 32.5 
  1. Note. Rao-Scott chi-square test was used to test the independence regarding the combination of a demographic or academic performance variable and an outcome