Thursday, November 21, 2013

Suicide rates,* by race/ethnicity and age group

United States, National Vital Statistics System, 1999--2007
The very high rates of suicide for the American Indian/Alaska Native group teenagers and young adults are, I strongly suspect, an indication of the terrible conditions in which so many of these have been forced to live, and the prejudice that they still experience.

I have no explanation as to why non-Hispanic Whites have so much higher suicide rates than other groups. Culture counts, but what aspects of culture?

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