Year: 2014 Source: Waltham, MA: Education Development Center, Inc., 2013. 7 p. SIEC No: 20140316

This fact sheet is one in a series that summarizes data and research on suicidal behavior among particular racial and ethnic populations.* Black and African American are terms often used to describe this population, which can include Caribbean Blacks. The Office of Management and Budget defines Black or African American as a person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. Most national health data sources use the term Black. In 2010 Black people comprised 13% of the U.S. population.

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