Year: 1995 Source: Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, v.12, no.3, (1995), p.33-41 SIEC No: 20011357

Risk of suicide was compared for Native- & Anglo-Canadians attending a chemical abuse treatment centre. Over 50% of subjects in both groups were defincd as being at risk of attempting suicide. Subjects at risk of suicide did not differ on most demographic or psychopathology variables. However Native-Canadians who had completed high school &/or who were unemployed were at greater suicide risk when compared to Anglo-Canadians or Natives who were employed & who had completed high school, & Anglo-Canadians who had not completed high school or were not employed. Results suggest Natives are not at increased risk for suicide compared to non-Natives when socioeconomic factors are comparable. (15 refs.)