Year: 1968 Source: Bulletin of Suicidology, (December 1968), p.37-43 SIEC No: 19860100

A demographic investigation of suicide & suicide attempts in Hawaii: age, sex, ethnicity & other variables are examined. Official records for 1959-65 were analyzed to determine patterns. Significant differences were found between ethnic groups on several variables. Suicide attempts were consistently related to incides of social disorganization. Compared to those of East Asian ancestry, those of European, Polynesian, & Southeast Asian ancestry demonstrated more self-destructive behavior.