Year: 1993 Source: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, v.6, no.3, (1993), p.46-55 SIEC No: 20030576

This article examined which states had higher rates of suicide & homicide for American Indians, & whether these rates were associated with indices of social integration. Based on official government statistics from 48 contiguous, continental states in 1980, the author concluded that poorer/less urban states had higher suicide rates & states with greater social instability had higher homicide rates. These rates were associated with indices that included measures of wealth & urbanization. These results are compared to similar statistics on the Caucasian population. (14 refs) (SC)