Year: 1984 Source: Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath and Company, 1984. p.67-79 SIEC No: 20030442

This chapter examines suicide in the United States. Approximately 27,000 deaths in 1980 were classified as suicide. Topics discussed include: age & gender differences in rates of suicide & methods used; ethnicity; rates by per capita income; geographical patterns; & temporal variations. A brief review of historical trends in American suicide rates concludes the chapter. (6 notes)