Dissolved Lithium Concentrations, Gender, Race, and the Geography of Texas Suicide Mortality Rates 1980-1998: A Correlation Study

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This paper discusses dissolved lithium concentrations and the spatial distribution of suicide mortality rates in Texas counties from 1980 to 1998.

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Flanagan, William M. & Oppong, Joseph R. March 30, 2006.

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  • Main Title: Dissolved Lithium Concentrations, Gender, Race, and the Geography of Texas Suicide Mortality Rates 1980-1998: A Correlation Study
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This paper discusses dissolved lithium concentrations and the spatial distribution of suicide mortality rates in Texas counties from 1980 to 1998.

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Abstract: This study examines the spatial distribution of suicide mortality rates in Texas counties, from 1980 to 1998. Using the conceptual framework of disease ecology, this study provides insight into selected risk factors associated with suicide mortality. In particular, the factor of dissolved lithium concentrations in the groundwater and the correlation to suicide mortality rates are tested. Spearman's rank correlations and the Wilcoxon test are used to examine race, gender, and dissolved lithium concentrations as risk predictors of suicide mortality. The results suggest that counties with lower dissolved lithium concentrations in their groundwater had significantly higher suicide rates mortality rates. Counties with higher populations of Whites had significantly higher suicide mortality rates, but counties with higher populations of Hispanics had significantly lower suicide mortality rates. Males had higher suicide mortality rates than females. Further research into the relationship between lithium concentrations and suicide is warranted.

Third Annual University Scholars Day, 2006, Denton, Texas, United States.

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  • Publication Title: The Eagle Feather
  • Volume: 3
  • Issue: 2006
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Poster presentation for the 2006 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on dissolved lithium concentrations and the spatial distribution of suicide mortality rates in Texas counties from 1980-1998.

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Flanagan, William M. & Oppong, Joseph R. Dissolved Lithium Concentrations, Gender, Race, and the Geography of Texas Suicide Mortality Rates 1980-1998: A Correlation Study, paper, March 30, 2006; [Denton, Texas]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc84332/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Honors College.