Trends in Racial Differences in U.S. Suicide Statistics
McIntosh J L
Suicide rates for the US white population are markedly higher than those for nonwhite populations. It has been suggested that racial differences are changing as nonwhite rates increase. Official figures by race for 1933-1985 revealed slightly reduced differences, but differences were produced largely by white suicide decreases & not by nonwhite increases. Except in young adulthood, racial differences remain large, & data indicates that no significant change has occured or seems likely to soon.