Trends in Adolescent Suicide: Misclassification Bias?
Mohler B~~Earls F
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)