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MARTINEZ-DURAN, Eliana; ROMERO-ROMERO, Marcela; REY DE CRUZ, Nelly  e  CANON-MONTANEZ, Wilson. Suicide Risk in College Students from Bucaramanga in the Year 2011. Rev Cuid [online]. 2011, vol.2, n.1, pp.182-187. ISSN 2216-0973.

Introduction: Suicide is a social phenomenon with a high mortality rate among young people who go through multiple stages of physical and emotional changes, with attempts or suicidal thoughts common to feel fear of what might happen in a difficult situation by that are happening. Santander in Colombia and the highest rates of suicide are young people and the tendency to increase. Still do not know the magnitude of the problem in this high risk group, without reaching a complete suicide. Therefore, this research seeks to understand this problem in a real way of those who are alive and at risk of suicide and not wait until they try it and / or die for this cause. Materials and Methods: A descriptive, observational cross-sectional in a sample of 343 students of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Santander in Bucaramanga, a survey using the Plutchik Suicide Risk Scale and other socio demographics consists of 27 questions . Validated in two databases EPIDATA then exported to STATA 10 for statistical analysis. Results: 64.1% of participants were men, 35.9% are women ages 18 to prevail (15.7%) and 20 (14.6%), 11.7% had a history of suicide, the more suicidality Facultad of Engineering Civil were 13% Electronics 6.2% Environmental 4.9% 3.6% Industrial, evidenced in the socio-demographic factors that only 83.4% have a good family functioning, 51.3% consumed alcohol and 2.3% dependent on this. Discussion and Conclusions: Young people are more vulnerable to having suicidal risk because of multiple socio demographic factors, family dysfunction, history of suicide and alcohol consumption, smoking, psychoactive substances.

Palavras-chave : Suicide; Suicidal Ideation; Youth; Risk Factors.

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