Suicide in an international perspective

Suicide Life Threat Behav. Spring 1997;27(1):104-11.


Epidemiological trends in national suicide rates were identified, including a slowdown in the 1980s in the suicide rates of nations with the highest rates and a rising male suicide rate worldwide. A review of theories of national differences in suicide rates permitted selection of a small set of predictor variables, which were quite successful in predicting the suicide rates of 17 industrialized nations.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Aged
  • Culture
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Suicide / ethnology
  • Suicide / statistics & numerical data*