Year: 1987 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, supplement #336, v.76, (1987), p.17-21 SIEC No: 19880350

Procedures followed in reporting & registering deaths in Scandinavia are looked at to see if the difference in suicide rates between Norway & the other countries might be due to Norway’s under-reporting. Practices followed when registering, classifying & coding cause of death varies between countries. However, none of these differences explained the low Norwegian rates. Norway’s suicide statistics were found to be as accurate & reliable as those in Denmark, Finland or Sweden. (3 refs)