Year: 1988 Source: American Journal of Public Health, v.78, no.1, (January 1988), p.78-88 SIEC No: 19880108

No recent United States study has previously calculated national suicide rates by marital status for specific age, race, & sex categories in order to better identify high-risk groups for suicide. We used national vital statistics & census data to calculate marital-status-specific rates. Results show that for each marital status group, by age & sex, married persons have the lowest suicide rates & young widowed males have exeptionally high rates.