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OBJECTIVES AND METHODS The epidemiology of suicide in Austria, 1990-2000, was investigated. RESULTS In comparison with 1980-1990, an overall decrease in the incidence of suicide was found. The annual averages for male, female, and total suicide rates were 32.2, 11.0, and 21.3, respectively, representing decreases of 17.6%, 25.7%, and 19.3%. Decreases were(More)
HINTERGRUND: Erschießen als Suizidmethode ist in den letzten Jahrzehnten in Österreich deutlich angestiegen, bei Männern auf 23,5% aller Suizide (1990–2000). Da bekannt ist, dass die Verfügbarkeit von Waffen von Einfluss für deren Benutzung als Suizidmittel sein kann, untersuchten wir die Zahl der ausgestellten Waffenpässe (die mit Waffenbesitz korreliert(More)
HINTERGRUND: Das erste dokumentierte Treffen zum Thema "Suizide unter Schülern" fand 1910 in der Wiener Psychoanalytischen Vereinigung in Wien statt. Insgesamt jedoch sind wissenschaftliche Arbeiten über Suizid im Kindes- und Jugendalter in Wien und Österreich rar. Wir untersuchten Suizidfälle unter Wiener Minderjährigen bezüglich Prävalenz,(More)
Research on suicide in childhood and early adolescence is sparse. We investigated suicide cases of children and young adolescents in terms of prevalence, gender differences, suicide methods and monthly distribution during a period of 32 years. Registered suicides aged 14 or younger occurring between 1970 and 2001 (n = 275) in Austria were studied. The mean(More)
The prevalence of suicide risk factors and attitudes about suicide and help-seeking among New York and Viennese adolescents were compared in order to explore possible cross-cultural differences. Viennese adolescents exhibited higher rates of depressive symptomatology than their New York counterparts and had more first-hand experience with suicidal peers.(More)
The number of subway suicides in Vienna increased dramatically between 1984 and mid-1987. In the second-half of 1987 there was a decrease of 75% which has been sustained for 5 yr. This reduction in subway suicides began when a working group of the Austrian Association for Suicide Prevention developed media guidelines and initiated discussions with the media(More)
BACKGROUND Media reporting of suicide has repeatedly been shown to trigger suicidal behaviour. Few studies have investigated the associations between specific media content and suicide rates. Even less is known about the possible preventive effects of suicide-related media content. AIMS To test the hypotheses that certain media content is associated with(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine whether time since first diagnosis, site, and stage of cancer impacted suicide risk within a nationwide cohort of Austrian cancer patients. METHODS Data for this population-based study were derived from the Austrian National Cancer Registry and Austrian Statistics on Causes of Death. The study of(More)