Temporal variation in Irish suicide rates.

  title={Temporal variation in Irish suicide rates.},
  author={P Corcoran and Marie Reilly and A. Hj. Salim and Aline Brennan and Helen S. Keeley and Ivan J Perry},
  journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior},
  volume={34 4},
Using Irish suicide data for the period 1990-1998, the independent effects of month and day adjusting for age, gender, and calendar year effects and distinguishing between holiday and working Mondays were assessed. The male suicide rate was significantly higher on working Mondays (+31%) and Saturdays (+14%), and during April, June, and August (+17%), after adjustment for the other variables. In contrast, female suicide rates were higher only in August (+35%) and exhibited no day effect. Teenage… CONTINUE READING
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