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Am J Public Health. 2011 Jun;101(6):1055-9. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2010.300032. Epub 2011 Apr 14.

Increased risk of suicide attempts among Black and Latino lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals.

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École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique, Paris, France.

Abstract

Members of racial/ethnic minority groups have a lower lifetime prevalence than have Whites of mental disorders, a risk factor for suicide attempts; paradoxically, however, lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) ethnic minority youths may be at increased risk for suicide attempts relative to White LGB youths. We found that the increased risk of suicide attempts among racial/ethnic minority LGB respondents in our sample relative to White respondents was not explained by excess youth onset of depression and substance abuse or by a higher susceptibility to suicide in the racial/ethnic minority LGB group.

PMID:
21493928
PMCID:
PMC3093285
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2010.300032
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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