Suicidal behaviour on railways in the FRG.

@article{Schmidtke1994SuicidalBO,
  title={Suicidal behaviour on railways in the FRG.},
  author={Armin Schmidtke},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={419-26}
}
Between 1976-84 there were 6090 suicides and 391 attempted suicides on railways in the Federal Republic of Germany. This suicide method was compared to other methods with respect to seasonal and daily distributions and fluctuations by time of day for age and sex. The ratio of males to females was 2.54:1 and the relative incidence of this type of suicide as compared to the total number of suicides was high among the younger age groups. Investigation of seasonal variation revealed a peak for… CONTINUE READING

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