By method, 46% of youth suicides occur via firearms, 37% via suffocation and 8% via poisoning.(2)
By gender, boys are more likely to successfully commit suicide while girls are more likely to attempt suicide.(2)
Firearm is the most common method in of suicide in males while hanging/suffocation is most common in females.(2)
Ethnic and cultural variations show that native American/Alaskan native and Hispanic youth have the highest rates of suicide.(2)
Graph 1 : Trends in Suicide Rates* Among Females, by Age Group, United States, 1991-2006
Graph 2: Trends in Suicide Rates* Among Females 10-24 Years, by Mechanism, United States, 1991-2006
Graph 3: Suicide Rates* Among Persons Ages 10-24 Years, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, United States, 2002-2006
Images: "CDC - At A Glance - Statistics - Suicide - Violence Prevention - Injury." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2012.