Year: 1990 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.157, (October 1990), p.529-532 SIEC No: 19910108

Suicide rates in England, Wales & Scotland converged during the late 1960s, & from 1970 were higher in Scotland. This occurred because of differences in the falls in rates of those aged over 45 yrs & not because of differences in frequency & decline of coal gas suicide. Male suicide increased more rapidly in Scotland during the 1970s. In England & Wales overall female suicide rates fell during 1958-76 whereas in Scotland there was no clear trend. (17 refs.)