Effect of month of birth on the risk of suicide.

  title={Effect of month of birth on the risk of suicide.},
  author={Emad Salib and Mario Cortina-Borja},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
BACKGROUND Month of birth as a suicide risk factor has not been adequately explored. The findings of published studies are contradictory and inconclusive. AIMS To examine the association between suicide and month of birth using suicide data for a 22-year period in England and Wales. The sample size of 26 915 suicides greatly exceeds all previous studies. METHOD We analysed all suicides (ICD-9 codes E950-959) and deaths from undetermined injury (E980-989) reported between 1979 and 2001 in… CONTINUE READING


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