Year: 1977 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (10th: 1977: Boston), p.45-48 SIEC No: 19860052

The purpose of this study was to make an epidemeological investigation of factors associated with intention-to-die in self-injurious acts, both suicides & attempted suicides, in a general population. Subjects were all attempted suicides (N=692) & suicides (N=115) reported by police during a 2 year period in St. Louis County, Missouri. Multivariate analysis of intention-to-die scales indicated a strong positive relationship between age & intention-to-die, especially for males.(NBB)