Year: 1988 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.18, no.3, (1988), p.205-218 SIEC No: 19880723

This study examined the lifetime prevalence of suicide ideation & attempts in a community sample of 1,425 Hispanics & 1,309 non-Hispanic whites; & the relationship between psychiatric disorder & ideation & attempts. Fewer Hispanics reported ideation (9% vs. 19%) & attempts (3% vs. 5%) than non-Hispanic whites. More women of both ethnic groups reported attempts than men. Those with a psychiatric disorder were more than 7 times as likely to attempt suicide. (GW)