Year: 1980 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.10, no.3, (1980), p.167-174 SIEC No: 19820882

People who had previously been patients of the Dept. of Mental Health of Missouri who died in a 3 year period & whose deaths were designated as suicide or “undetermined” were identified by matching statewide death tapes against the DMH data base. The demographic characteristics of the 2 groups are compared. It is found that, the similarities are in areas which would not have had a direct influence on the medical examiner’s verdict, whereas the differences do highlight areas which could.(SIEC)