Although immigrants are in better health than the U.S. - born population according to a variety of indicators, little research has investigated current foreign-born/U.S. born differentials in suicide.
A review of 32,928 California death certificates from 1970 to 1992 indicates that although foreign-born persons are consistently underrepresented in the suicide deaths of 15-to 34-year-olds (risk ratio=0.60), any foreign-versus U.S. - born difference by ethnicity appears to be decreasing.
Specifically, although Hispanics born outside the United States consistently are at significantly lower risk of suicide than U.S. - born Hispanics, the discrepancy between the two groups has diminished over time.
And, in a comparable trend, non-Hispanic white persons born outside the United States were at higher risk of suicide than their U.S. born counterparts until 1990, when their risk became similar.
Black and Asian/other foreign-and U.S. - born persons have been at statistically similar risk since 1970.
A man using a firearm at home was the typical pattern for both the foreign-and U.S. - born.
Mots-clés Pascal : Suicide, Facteur risque, Ethnie, Immigrant, Prévalence, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Californie, Epidémiologie, Adolescent, Homme, Adulte jeune
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide, Risk factor, Ethnic group, Immigrant, Prevalence, United States, North America, America, California, Epidemiology, Adolescent, Human, Young adult
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0410034
Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 10/04/1997.