Year: 1984 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.145, (1984), p.433-438 SIEC No: 19850165

A survey of police & medical records in a province of Fiji indicated high rates of suicide for Indian women under 30 & for Indian men over 30, especially amongst families engaged in sugar-cane farming. Indian suicide rates were high during the indenture period(1879-1920), & are still higher amongst Indians than native Fijians: almost 90% of suicides are indian, who are only 50% of Fiji’s population. Age/sex/ethnic distribution, methods were examined during(1979-82). Use of Paraquat is discussed.