Year: 1983 Source: Australian Family Physician, v.12, no.8, (August 1983), p.614-616 SIEC No: 19870579

In Australia the suicide rate for adolescent males has doubled during the seventies; that for adolescent girls remains unchanged. The number of suicides for each age group is listed for both socioeconomic & urban regions of Melbourne. The discussion touched on behavioral variance between sexes, risk ratios, unemployment & drugs, & includes comments on the complexity of the problems. 5 Refs. (LH)