Year: 1984 Source: International Journal of Epidemiology, v.13, no.2, (June 1984), p.243-245 SIEC No: 19860501

This paper analyses the age & sex characteristics & the geographical distribution among the 43 Belgian districts of the striking increase in Belgian reported suicide mortality between 1968-72 and 1979-81. Suicide mortality is obviously increasing more in females and in younger age groups, although the increase is still considerable in older age groups. A particular epidemiological situation for younger age groups is further suggested. 17 ref.