June 08, 2006

Latino Suicide Rates

Aww now we reason to be sympathetic towards the pathetic.

ATLANTA (AP) - Hispanic high school students use drugs and attempt suicide at far higher rates than their white and black classmates, says a new federal survey that has the experts somewhat perplexed.

More than 11 percent of all Latino students - and 15 percent of Latino girls - said they had attempted suicide, according to the report issued Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The white and black rates were about 7.5 percent.

Latinos also reported much higher rates of using cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and methamphetamines; their use of condoms was at lower rates than the other population groups.

"We really don't understand this phenomenon as well as we should," said Dr. Glenn Flores of the Medical College of Wisconsin, who spoke at a CDC news conference.

The CDC survey of nearly 14,000 U.S. high school students has been conducted every other year, since 1991. Results reported Thursday were from last year's survey.

Uhh maybe this is happening because these kids don't really fit in, because they're parents are illegal criminals? Criminals tend to breed criminals and it shows here. Duh!

Posted by Raven at June 8, 2006 05:26 PM | TrackBack

Criminals breed criminals is a very unintelligent comment. this problem has to do with environment. Therefore if these student lack education it is because the education is at fault. If the parents were to received education, they would be at a better advantage to educate thier children as to the harm of chemical dependency. Not all Latinos are illegal. Therefore not all latinos are criminals

Posted by: Lydia Haddad at August 15, 2006 10:09 PM
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