Time trends in suicide mortality vary in choice of methods; an analysis of 145,865 fatal suicide cases in Germany 1991–2002
Publication: Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology
Topics: International Suicide Surveillance/Data Collection
Keywords: Female Germany Hanging Male Methods
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Suicides declined in Germany from 1991-2002. This study analyzed changes over time by method, sex, and age group. Hanging or suffocation was the most frequently used method for both sexes, making up 56% of suicides in men and 40% in women, followed by poisoning. Statistically significant declines in suicides were observed, in descending order, for self-poisoning, drowning and hanging/suffocation in both sexes. No changes were noted for firearm or sharp instrument injuries.
Baumert, J., Erazo, N., Ruf, E., & Ladwig, K. H. (2008). Time trends in suicide mortality vary in choice of methods An analysis of 145,865 fatal suicide cases in Germany 1991-2002. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology,
Baumert, J., et al. "Time Trends in Suicide Mortality Vary in Choice of Methods an Analysis of 145,865 Fatal Suicide Cases in Germany 1991-2002." Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 43.11 (2008): 913-19.