Year: 1973 Source: Leiden, The Netherlands: Biometeorological Research Centre, (September 1973), 24p. SIEC No: 19821086

A review of the effects of weather upon physical functioning precedes a demographic study of suicide in relationship to weather. In general, suicide attempts were more frequent in females; completed suicide was more common in males; suicide attempts were more common in the young; & the birthdays of those completing suicide differed from the norm. While there was no direct correlation with meteorological variables, some suicide clusters occurred on holidays with gloomy weather. (43 refs) (RM)