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Suicide in context: Elderly Chinese female suicide in San Francisco from 1987 through 1996

TitleSuicide in context: Elderly Chinese female suicide in San Francisco from 1987 through 1996
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsBarron, SLee
UniversityBarron, Steven Lee: Pacific Graduate School Of Psychology, US
Accession NumberDissertation Abstract: 2000-95018-224
Keywords*Chinese Cultural Groups, *Living Arrangements, *Marital Status, *Racial and Ethnic Differences, *Suicide, Health & Mental Health Treatment & Prevention [3300], Human Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older), Immigration, Mental Disorders, race/ethnicity & marital status & immigration & living arrangement & mental illness & month suicide was committed & method used, suicide rates, 65+ yr old Chinese-American women, 1987-96, us
AbstractSuicide rates among Chinese-American females in San Francisco, ages 65+ were investigated and compared to their Japanese, Filipino, African-American, Caucasian-American, Latino/Latina, and Native-American cohorts for the years 1987-1996. The variables of race/ethnicity, gender, age, marital status, immigration, living arrangement, mental illness, month, and method were examined among the elderly in San Francisco. Immigrant Chinese were found to account for 88.9% of all elderly Chinese suicides in San Francisco. Significant differences were found for method, living arrangement, and marital status. Additionally, Chinese women had a higher suicide rate than women in all other racial/ethnic groups, a higher rate than Chinese men for two age groups (65-74 and 85+), and a higher rate than elderly African-American, Latino, and Filipino men in general. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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