Trends in mortality from suicide, 1965-99.

  title={Trends in mortality from suicide, 1965-99.},
  author={Fabio Levi and Carlo La La Vecchia and Franca Lucchini and Eva Negri and Shekhar Saxena and Pallab K Maulik and Benedetto Saraceno},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={108 5},
OBJECTIVE To analyse trends in mortality from suicide over the period 1965-99. METHOD Data were derived from the WHO database, including data for 47 countries. RESULTS In the European Union (EU), all age suicide mortality peaked at 16.1/100,000 in men in 1980-84, and declined thereafter to 14.4/100,000 in 1995-98. In females, the fall was 29% to reach 4.6/100,000. A similar pattern of trends was observed in several eastern European countries. In contrast, mortality from suicide rose… CONTINUE READING

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