Following reports of recent increases in adult male suicides in England and Wales, suicide rates for children and adolescents are reviewed.
By using estimated mid-year populations for five-year age bands, the suicide rates for 10-14 year-olds and 15-19 year-olds are calculated between 1960-1990.
The same method is used to obtain rates for « undetermined » death and « accidental » death by causes comparable to suicide.
The only group to show an increase in suicide rate since the 1970s has been males aged 15-19 years.
This increase persists even when « undetermined » and « accidental » death rates for causes similar to suicide are examined.
The increase is associated with an increase in hanging and self-poisoning with vehicle exhaust gas.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Suicide, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Pays de Galles, Evolution, 1960-1970, 1970-1980, 1980-1990, Santé mentale, Age scolaire, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Suicide, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Wales, Evolution, 1960-1970, 1970-1980, 1980-1990, Mental health, School age, Child, Human, Adolescent
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0678190
Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 09/06/1995.