Year: 1973 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.123, no.572, (1973), p.1-8 SIEC No: 19832922

Compared a group of individuals who made contacts with the telephone Samaritan organization with a group treated for poisoning to learn what determines the action taken by a person in distress. The Samaritan group contained more men, the men were older, yet more of them were unmarried. For women, group mean ages were similar, but there were more separated, widowed, and divorced people in the Samaritan group.