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Abstract World Health -on suicide data 1960-1989 were examined by sex and age to clarify under-reporting of Irish suicide. Three broad age groups (15-29, 30-54 and 55+ years) were combined with 3 year moving averages to reduce annual fluctuations. Trends were compared with three neighbouring...
Abstract Under-reporting has been a frequent criticism of mortality statistics, especially in data from Ireland. Cantor et al. (1997) report a new study, claiming that the data in Inland are unreliable, based on a sudden increase in suicide. However, this paper examined this belief further,...
Abstract The Cantor et al. (1997) study on under-reporting of suicide raises many important issues. Previous studies have raised similar concerns. This is particularly relevant because the government of Ireland appointed a Task Force on Suicide which is currently deliberating on all aspects of...
Abstract During the period of 1982 to 1992 there were 3.142 official deaths by suicide in Inland. The Irish suicide rate is now rising to such an extent that it officially threatens to surpass road traffic accidents as the major cause of death. Unofficially, this may already be the case, yet...
Abstract In this papa the authors establish the rates of suicide for the County of Mayo. Ireland, through an examination of the coroners files. The rate of suicide, thus established, was found to be higher than that obtained from official suicide mortality data. In addition, the average suicide...
Abstract The relationship between suicide and homicide has long been of interest. It has often been written that the two are inversely related though more recent reports, especially from North America, suggest that the two vary in parallel. In 1970, Kendell hypothesised that suicide and homicide...
Abstract This paper presents a statistical model constructed using logistic regression to identify those at high-risk of repeating parasuicide. The subjects in the study are Cork city residents who exhibited parasuicidal behaviour between I January and 30 June 1995. Repetition of the behaviour...
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