Rural−urban differences in Austrian suicides

  title={Rural−urban differences in Austrian suicides},
  author={Nestor D. Kapusta and Arno Zorman and Elmar Etzersdorfer and Elisabeth Ponocny-Seliger and Elisabeth Jandl-Jager and Gernot Sonneck},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
The answer to the question whether suicide rates are higher in urban than in rural areas may have changed over the years. This study analyzes the longitudinal trends of rural and urban suicides in Austria from 1970 to 2005. The most recent decade, 1995–2005 was also investigated cross-sectionally in terms of age groups, gender, suicide methods and family status. Official suicide statistics were calculated in a Poisson regression model to determine trends in suicide rates according to gender in… CONTINUE READING

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