Year: 1975 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.127, (December 1975), p.575-582 SIEC No: 19830898

National samples of case records of suicide-type death in England,Wales & Scotland were reassessed by officials in each other’s country. It emerged that similar critiria for suicide existed & there was no age-related tendency to misclassify cases. The lower rates among the aged in Scotland was therefore not resulting from ascertainment differences. Reasons for the lower suicide rates in Scotland are discussed.