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Pueblo 10 55 Pueblo (Hopi) 8 13 Shoshoni 98 113 Sioux 73 Tlingit 30 Yaqui 17 38 ShoshoniBannock ShoshoniPaiute 30 31 30 Cheng [69, 70] compared suicide in Taiwan in two aboriginal groups (the Atayal and the Ami) with suicide in the dominant Han Chinese. 0. The suicides in all three groups had a similarly high incidence of psychiatric disorder, and the high suicide rate in the Atayal was attributed to their high rate of alcoholism and earlier onset of major depressive disorders. We need many more studies comparing the different groups of indigenous peoples within a nation, not simply the crude suicide rates, but also the circumstances, motives and meanings of suicide in these different groups.

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