Variation in suicide occurrence by day and during major American holidays.

  title={Variation in suicide occurrence by day and during major American holidays.},
  author={Gillian A. Beauchamp and Mona L. Ho and Shan Yin},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={46 6},
BACKGROUND Due to temporal variations in completed suicides, it has been suggested that impulsivity and environmental factors may influence suicide. STUDY OBJECTIVE Our intent was to determine if particular days of the week, seasons, or holidays were associated with increased attempted and completed suicides by poisoning. METHODS All calls recorded in the National Poison Database System coded as "suspected suicide" from 2006 through 2010 were included. Exposures were evaluated by day… CONTINUE READING
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