Year: 2001 Source: American Journal of Public Health, v.91, no.1, (January 2001), p.150-153 SIEC No: 20050102

This study investigated the effect of misclassification of accidental deaths & undetermined deaths on age-, sex-, & race/ethnicity-specific adolescent suicide rates from 1979 through 1994. The corrected trends showed a downward adjustment for Black adolescent males & young adolescents. This result does not, however, substantially alter the trend toward a recent increase in suicide in these groups. (21 refs)