Year: 2007 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.37, no.1, (February 2007), p.1-9 SIEC No: 20070628

Risk factors for suicidality were examined separately by ethnicity in a population of 131 older adult patients considered vulnerable to suicide due to substance abuse &/or medical frailty. In adjusted analyses, social support was significantly associated with suicidality in African American patients, while younger age & the presence of an anxiety disorder were significantly associated with suicidality in white patients. Results suggest ethnicity-specific risk profiles may improve the detection of suicidality in vulnerable populations. (41 refs.)