Suicide mortality among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1999-2009.

@article{Herne2014SuicideMA,
  title={Suicide mortality among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1999-2009.},
  author={Mose A Herne and Michael Bartholomew and Rose L Weahkee},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2014},
  volume={104 Suppl 3},
  pages={S336-42}
}
OBJECTIVES We assessed national and regional suicide mortality for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) persons. METHODS We used 1999 to 2009 death certificate data linked with Indian Health Service (IHS) patient registration data to examine death rates from suicide in AI/AN and White persons. Analysis focused primarily on residents of IHS Contract Health Service Delivery Area counties; Hispanics were excluded. We used age-adjusted death rates per 100,000 population and stratified our… CONTINUE READING