Year: 2004 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.34, no.3, (Fall 2004), p.320-327 SIEC No: 20041481

This study investigated demographic variables, including affected sibling pair status, as risk factors for suicidal behavior in schizophrenia patients of African descent. Demographic predictors of suicide included sib ship status & age of onset of illness. On further analysis of suicide in siblings, only a minority of sibling pairs was found to be concordant for a lifetime history of suicide attempts. (50 refs)