International variation in the suicide rate of 15–24 year olds

  title={International variation in the suicide rate of 15–24 year olds},
  author={Dr. Brian Barraclough},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
The incidence of suicide in the 15–24 age group reported by 70 member states to WHO for the period 1972 to 1984 was examined. These states in the main are European or populated predominantly by those of European descent, with a small group of modernised Asian states. The suicide rate has a large range varying between zero and 700 per million for males, and zero and 550 for females. Northern and Eastern European states tend to have the higher rates. As a cause of death suicide is unimportant in… CONTINUE READING

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