Effects of socioeconomic factors on suicide from 1980 through 1999 in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

@article{Aihara2002EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of socioeconomic factors on suicide from 1980 through 1999 in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.},
  author={Hirokuni Aihara and M Iki},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={439-49}
}
Suicide rate in Japan surged in 1998. Although the standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) of suicide in Osaka Prefecture, Japan had been mostly lower than the national SMRs of suicide between 1980 and 1997, they surpassed the increased national SMR of suicide in 1998 and 1999. We investigated whether the suicide rates for 1980-97 and the recent increased suicide rates in Osaka Prefecture were associated with socioeconomic factors. Time-series regression analyses of the suicide rate and… CONTINUE READING

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