Year: 1984 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.14, no.2, (Summer 1984), p.132-136 SIEC No: 19842651

An analysis of the suicide rates of successive birth cohorts in the USA indicated that male birth cohorts were characterized by a given suicide rate (low, average or high) throughout their life. In contrast, female birth cohorts varied during their life, with those having a higher suicide rate early in their life having a lower rate 20 years later, & vice-versa.