Marital status and psychiatric disorders among blacks and whites.

@article{Williams1992MaritalSA,
  title={Marital status and psychiatric disorders among blacks and whites.},
  author={David R. Williams and David T. Takeuchi and Robert K. Adair},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  year={1992},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={140-57}
}
This paper examines the association between marital status and psychiatric disorder for Blacks and explores the extent to which these patterns differ from those for Whites. Widowed and separated/divorced Black males and females have higher rates of disorder than the married; never-married Blacks do not have an elevated risk of psychiatric illness. The association between marital status and disorder for White males is similar and stronger than that observed for Blacks. For White women, the… CONTINUE READING

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