Year: 1999 Source: San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1999. p.40-51 SIEC No: 19990254

This chapter reviews the epidemiology of suicide in the United States by presenting incidence data on completed suicides & prevalence data on attempted suicides, describing the occurrence of completed & attempted suicides by sociodemographic correlates, & discussing distal & proximal risk factors for completed & attempted suicides. Knowledge of the epidemiology of suicide complements clinical research to provide useful information for suicide intervention efforts in clinical settings.