Year: 1978 Source: Omega, v.9, no.2, (1978-1979), p.183-191 SIEC No: 19860576

Developing a Suicide Potential Scale for a number of stratified census tract populations in a northern city, this paper argues that scores on this scale are related to actual suicidal behavior. Variation in scores among racial groups are examined within two different economics status areas of the city. Little variation in suicide potential scores among racial groups was found within the 2 economic status areas, but wide variation exists between different economic status. 23 ref.