Suicide in England and Wales 1959-63 Part 1. The county boroughs

Whitlock F.A. (1973) Suicide in England and Wales 1959-63 Part 1. The county boroughs. Psychological Medicine, 3 3: 350-365. doi:10.1017/S0033291700049655

Author Whitlock F.A.
Title Suicide in England and Wales 1959-63 Part 1. The county boroughs
Journal name Psychological Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-8978
Publication date 1973-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0033291700049655
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 3
Issue 3
Start page 350
End page 365
Total pages 16
Language eng
Subject 2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
3202 Applied Psychology
3200 Psychology
3203 Clinical Psychology
Abstract A five-year sample of suicide deaths in 82 county boroughs in England and Wales has been examined according to the age and sex of the victims. A number of demographic and other factors were chosen to test out the hypothesis that male suicides were more likely to be associated with other forms of violent death in the community and that female suicides would correlate with a number of variables measuring aspects of sociosexual life. In old age it was postulated that mental and physical illness would outweigh any environmental factors—apart from social isolation—as contributory causes to suicide by both sexes. The findings give limited support to the original hypothesis which needs to be checked by a sociomedical investigation of as many suicides as possible in a large number of towns.
Q-Index Code C1
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