Covert suicide among elderly Japanese females: questioning unintentional drownings.

@article{Rockett1993CovertSA,
  title={Covert suicide among elderly Japanese females: questioning unintentional drownings.},
  author={I R Rockett and Gordon S. Smith},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={36 11},
  pages={1467-72}
}
A hypothesis is generated that despite high reported rates, suicide among elderly Japanese females is substantially underestimated due to misclassification of drowning suicides (ICD-9 E954) as unintentional drownings (ICD-9 E910). Data are adapted from 1979-1981 age-, sex- and cause-specific mortality tabulations for Japan, the United States, Australia… CONTINUE READING