To describe the epidemiology of suicide pacts in England and Wales Design : Analysis of the death certificates and coroners'records of all people who died in pacts between 1 January 1988 and 31 December 1992.
124 people who committed suicide in 62 pacts.
Suicide in a pact accounted for 0.6% of all suicides (124/19 721), a rate of 0.6 per million people aged 15 and over.
Forty eight pacts were between married couples and five were between family members.
The mean age was 56 years. 99 of the 124 subjects were of occupational social classes I-III.
Poisoning by car exhaust fumes and drugs accounted for 116 deaths, with both members of each pair using the same method.
Suicide pacts are rare and less common than they were 35 years ago, although the epidemiological profile is similar.
People who commit suicide in a pact are more likely than those who commit suicide alone to be female, older, married, and of a high social class.
Mots-clés Pascal : Suicide, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Analyse statistique, Etiologie, Etude comparative, Homme, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Pays de Galles, Système nerveux pathologie, Psychopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Statistical analysis, Etiology, Comparative study, Human, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Wales, Nervous system diseases, Psychopathology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0417316
Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 19/12/1997.