Year: 1984 Source: Littleton, Mass.: John Wright, 1984. p.69-80 SIEC No: 19842155

Using time series regression analysis, this chapter systematically examines the impact of day of the week, month, & holidays on certain types of daily U.S. mortality: teenage suicide, adult suicide, teenage auto accident fatalities & adult auto accident fatalities. Teenage suicides differ markedly from the remaining 3 groups in their response to the temporal factors examined. The last 3 groups are very sensitive to temporal factors, while teenage suicides are barely responsive.