Year: 1981 Source: Papua New Guinea Medical Journal, v.24, no.4, (December 1981), p.242-246 SIEC No: 19841657

Suicide has been examined in a remote preliterate Papua New Guinea highland population. Twenty six cases occurred over an eight year period (17 cases per 100,000 population per year); 23 of these were female. The method chosen by all females was hanging. In 16 cases interpersonal conflicts appear to have been the precipitating factor.