A 5-year follow-up of 262 patients in the western region of Adelaide, who attempted suicide in 1976 by drug overdose, showed that 7 of these subsequently died by suicide & 2 from other causes. 6 of the 9 patients who died were migrants. Drug overdoses were most likely to be taken by young women from lower socioeconomic groups. A background of marital separation was common and, although migrants as a whole were underrepresented, German migrants were significantly more like to overdose. 16ref.