Year: 1990 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.20, no.2, (Summer 1990), p.156-163 SIEC No: 19901585

Age-specific suicide rates are compared for Kentucky white farmers, Kentucky white males & US white males. Data for Kentucky is from 1979-85; for the US, from 1980. Overall, rates were highest for Kentucky farmers. All males were most likely to use firearms. Findings support the need to assess suicide rates in this occupational group in other states, to begin suicide prevention programs for Kentucky, & to work to identify risk factors contributing to the Kentucky farm suicides. 30 refs