Year: 1974 Source: Singapore Medical Journal, v.15, no.4, (December 1974), p.253-256 SIEC No: 19850381

A statistical survey of recorded attempted suicides in Singapore for the year 1971. 1133 attempts were recorded, compared to 239 completed suicides (a ratio of 5:1). Females 20-29 & indians were at highest risk. Self-poisoning accounted for 94% of attempts but only 14% of completed suicides. The authors state that while this study lacks absolute accuracy, it outlines the characteristics & the frequency with which this syndrome is encountered. (NBB)