Report Compares Suicide Rates Among Young Adults In Various Racial And Ethnic Groups

HealthDay (10/1, Dotinga) reports that a “report [pdf] released Sept. 30 by the US National Center for Health Statistics compares suicide rates among those aged 18 to 24 in various racial and ethnic groups,” revealing that “young adult Native Americans continue to be at a much higher risk of killing themselves than other racial or ethnic groups in the” US. According to the report’s findings, “Native Americans ranked the highest overall, at 23 suicides per 100,000 people, followed by whites (15), Asians and blacks (about nine), and Hispanics (just over eight).”

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— “Younger Native Americans Face High Suicide Rate: Report,” Randy Dotinga, HealthDay, September 30, 2015.

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