Year: 1990 Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, v.25, no.4, (September 1990), p.274-275 SIEC No: 19910545

A time-series study of suicide in the USA from 1940 to 1984 explored the extent to which social & economic variables could predict the actual suicide rate, the smoothed trend in the suicide rate, & deviations of the actual suicide rate from the smoothed trend. It was found that the social & economic variables were more successful in predicting the smoothed trend in the suicide rate. (6 refs.)