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  • L S Kolmos
  • Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica. Supplementum
  • 1987
Suicide rates in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden for the past few years are presented. Despite the fact that the Nordic countries, both historically and at present, have many features in common, differences between the countries in the frequency of suicide are pronounced. These differences and the reliability of Nordic suicide statistics are discussed.
Ninety-nine patients, randomly chosen among hospital admitted suicide attempters, were initially interviewed at the Department of Psychiatry, Odense University Hospital, Denmark, and then followed up for a period of about 3 years. Half of the patients repeated the attempt in the follow-up period, mostly in the first year. Ten patients committed suicide,(More)
Sources of error theoretically possible in the registration of suicide are discussed. Using cause-of-death statistics for each of the Nordic countries, the relative influence of the various sources of error is evaluated. Two types of sources of error are identified, one is when cause-of-death is registered as drowning and the other is when it is registered(More)
During a 6 months' period, 99 persons, randomly chosen among patients admitted for attempted suicide to the Department of Psychiatry, Odense University Hospital, were interviewed. This paper, which is the first in a series, deals with the theoretical and methodological background of the survey and the validity of the sample and also with some basic social(More)
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