Year: 1983 Source: World Health Statistics Quarterly, v.36, (1983), p.339-348 SIEC No: 19850690

The accuracy of suicidal death rates is questioned & the difficulties encountered in establishing a standardized method for categorizing types of death are examined. The author states that suicide rates are inaccurate as classification methods are subject to variation in the definition & reportingof suicide deaths. (Includes 5 tables, 4 graphs). NBB