In a new study, it says that the suicide rates in the black children are higher than that of white children at young age. It is seen that African American children take their lives at twice the rate of the white children.
The study which is published in the journal JAMA on Monday, says that the analysis of the suicide has shown us that the children whose age is from 5 to 7 years in the year 2001 to 2015, they found that the suicide rates were about 42 percent lower in the black youths. The children whose age is from 5 to 12 years had seen a high rate of suicide in the black children than the white children. The children aged 13 to 17, shows that the suicide rate is lower in black than white.
This study which was done by researchers at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Ohio has found a pattern which was identified earlier which is several years ago. They found that the rate of suicides for the black children whose age is five to 12 has exceeded than the white children and this result can be seen in both boys and girls. The suicide is very rare among the young children, but the lead author Jeffrey Bridge said on Monday that there is a need for the better research for the racial disparities.
According to the Jeffrey Bridge, who is the epidemiologist and direct the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at the Columbus hospital said, “We can’t assume any longer that suicide rates are uniformly higher in white individuals than black. There is this age-related disparity, and now we have to understand the underlying reasons. … Most of the previous research has largely concerned white suicide. So we don’t even know if the same risk and protective factors apply to black youth.”
The study suggests that the suicide rate among the black children whose age is under 13 has nearly double than that of white children and it is in both boys and girls. The youth whose age is 13 to 17, has recorded about 50 percent low in black children. From the year 2001 to 2015, the officials have recorded 1,661 suicide deaths in black children and about 13,341 suicide deaths in white children whose aged is between 5 to 17 years in the US.