Patterns and trends in suicide mortality for the period 1955-89 for 57 countries (28 from Europe, the former Soviet Union, Canada, the United States, 14 Latin American countries, 8 from Asia and 2 from Africa, Australia and Oceania) were analyzed on the basis of official death certification data included in the World Health Organization mortality database.
Over the most recent calendar quinquennium (1985-1989), Hungry had the highest rate for men (52,1 per 100,000, all ages, world standard), followed by Sri Lanka (49.6), Finland (37.2) and a number of central European countries.
North America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand and several European countries had intermediate suicide rates (between 15 and 25 per 100,000), whereas overall mortality from suicide was low in the United Kingdom, southern Europe.
Mots-clés Pascal : Suicide, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Etude transculturelle, Santé mentale, Etude longitudinale, Mortalité, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Crosscultural study, Mental health, Follow up study, Mortality, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0504245
Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 199501.