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MARCONI,, Agustina et al. College student mortality by causes of death (2004-2018). Salud(i)Ciencia [online]. 2023, vol.25, n.4, pp.205-215.  Epub 28-Jun-2023. ISSN 1667-8682.

Introduction: College students represent an important subpopulation of the United States, with over 19 million college students in the U.S. enrolled yearly. Methods: Descriptive analysis of the causes of death for all deceased students reported by the UW Dean of Students Office (DSO) between 2004 and 2018. We analyzed frequencies and yearly rates. Results: Our analysis shows that contrary to published data and national statistics for the relevant age groups, intentional by self-harm deaths lead causes of death in enrolled students from 2004 to 2018. Intentional by self-harm is the main cause of death in male students, younger students, and white students. "Other" causes of death is the main cause in female students, older students, and students of color. Conclusions: These results must be shared with different stakeholders across campus as well as with other universities in order to support and evaluate campus-wide prevention strategies for means restriction and environmental safety.

Palabras clave : mortality registries; cause of death; higher education; suicide; traffic accidents; self-harm.

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