Assisted and unassisted suicide in men and women: longitudinal study of the Swiss population.

@article{Steck2016AssistedAU,
  title={Assisted and unassisted suicide in men and women: longitudinal study of the Swiss population.},
  author={Nicole Steck and Matthias Egger and Marcel Zwahlen},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2016},
  volume={208 5},
  pages={
          484-90
        }
}
BACKGROUND In Switzerland assisted suicide is legal if no self-interest is involved. AIMS To compare the strength and direction of associations with sociodemographic factors between assisted and unassisted suicides. METHOD We calculated rates and used Cox and logistic regression models in a longitudinal study of the Swiss population. RESULTS Analyses were based on 5 004 403 people, 1301 assisted and 5708 unassisted suicides from 2003 to 2008. The rate of unassisted suicides was higher in… CONTINUE READING
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