Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Obama's America: Suicide rates have fallen among young white children in the United States but they've gone up among black youngsters, according to a new study of suicides in kids under age 12

Suicide is rare among these very young children, but it does happen, lead author Jeffrey A. Bridge of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio said. The difference in suicide rates between young children of the two races is masked by the overall suicide rate for all young children, which remained stable during those 20 years. “When I initially looked at the results I thought we had made a mistake in the analyses because historically white youth in the United States have had higher suicide rates than black youth,” said Bridge. He and his colleagues examined U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) records on suicide among kids from five to 11 years old between 1993 and 2012. A total of 657 children died by suicide during that time - an average of 33 per year, the researchers found. About 84% of the deaths occurred among boys. Hanging and suffocation was the most common method. The overall suicide rate remained stable at about one suicide per one million children during the 20-year period. However, the suicide rate nearly doubled among black children during that time while it fell among white children, the researchers found. The increase in suicides among black children was isolated to boys, among whom the rate grew from about 1.8 to about 3.5 for every million children. For white boys, the suicide rate declined from about 2 to about 1.3 suicides per one million children over the 20 years. Suicide rates are also on the rise for black adolescents and adults, particularly among black males, said Stacey Freedenthal of the University of Denver, who was not part of the new study. “It’s possible that this increase in black children’s suicides is part of the same phenomenon.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Let these ignorant and stupid savages with dead, soulless eyes go. The compassion I once had for them has long since been exhausted by their failures, violence and mayhem, and implacable hostility. Let them throw shit and eat each other like in the mother continent.