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Q What is the prevalence of suicide ideation and attempts among black Americans?
Cross sectional study.
Black population in the 48 contiguous states, USA; February 2001 to June 2003.
5191 black American adults (3570 African Americans, 1621 Caribbean Americans) aged 18 years or above, who completed the National Survey of American Life (NSAL), a nationally representative household survey.
Participants were assessed using the World Mental Health Composite International Diagnostic Interview (WMH-CIDI). Participants were classified as having suicide ideation if they responded yes to the question “Have you ever seriously thought about committing suicide?” People with suicide ideation were then asked “Have you ever made a plan for committing suicide?” and “Have you ever attempted suicide?” Analyses were weighted to be nationally representative, and weighting class analysis was used to adjust for non-response. Black people born in the Caribbean area or with parents or grandparents born in the …
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