Year: 1973 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.130, no.9, (September 1973), p.995-1000 SIEC No: 19832894

Among 121 Seattle & 100 Edinburgh patients, observed marked differences in the incidence of alcoholism & drinking at the time of the act. Identified psychosocial traits of Edinburgh that might account for its having the lower suicide rate, including lower incidence of alcoholism, more integrated & less mobile society, smaller percentage of foreign-born & racial minorities, cultural tradition of more controlled & less violent behavior, & more frequent use of drug overdose, a less lethal method.