The extent to which clusters of attempted suicides occur is a significant problem that is complementary to the current available research on the clustering of completed suicide.
However, little systematic research on clusters of attempted suicides exists.
The present study examines the extent and nature of clustering of suicide attempts.
The occurrence of clustering of attempted suicide was examined in nationwide data for all New Zealand hospitals, obtained from the New Zealand Health Statistics Services for the years 1988-1990.
The Scan statistic and Knox procedure were employed for testing the significance of clusters in time and time-space, respectively.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tentative suicide, Epidémiologie, Analyse amas, Homme, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie, Statistique sanitaire, Age
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide attempt, Epidemiology, Cluster analysis, Human, New Zealand, Oceania, Sanitary statistics, Age
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0089059
Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 09/06/1995.