Alcohol and Suicide Among Racial/Ethnic Populations -- 17 States, 2005-2006

June 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;6/19/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 23, p637
The article reports on the growth of alcohol-related suicide incidents in the U.S. in 2005-2006. A total of 19, 255 suicides reportedly occurred in the 17 states contributing data. The National Violent Death Reporting System assessed alcohol-related information based on questions asked to families and relatives, laboratory data and judgment by medical or law enforcement officials. Limitations of the findings of the report are discussed.


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