Year: 2002 Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, v.37, no.9, (September 2002), p.423-429 SIEC No: 20070019

This study investigated rates of suicide in second generation immigrants & intercountry adoptees in comparison with their parental generation & the majority population. A multivariate analysis was done of register data on suicide during 1990-1998 in a Swedish national cohort. Second-generation immigrants tended to have highers odds than the first-generation immigrants compared to the majority population in all 6 minority groups studied. The Finnish minority had the highest & the Middle Easterners the lowest odds for suicide in both generations of immigrants. Intercountry adoptees had very high odds for suicide. (22 refs.)