Year: 1979 Source: International Journal of Social Psychiatry, v.25, no.3, (Autumn 1979), p.198-202 SIEC No: 19840662

This study compares attempted suicide data among young women of 2 ethnic groups resident in native West Indian & immigrant Birmingham environments. Although African rates were higher than East Indian ones, the 3-fold increase in the immigrant population was unrelated to ethnic origin. This was also true regarding clinical data; patients using psychotropic drugs & giving similar reasons for attempting suicide. The etiological significance of sociocultural factors is discussed.