Year: 1991 Source: Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, v.21, no.2, (Summer 1991), p.174-187 SIEC No: 19910687

This study examines suicide occurrence among residents of Sacramento County, CA, from 1925 to 1983. Suicide occurence varied substantially by time of day. For both sexes & ages under 65 years, the fewest suicide deaths occurred during the early morning hours from 4:00 to 8:00. For the more recent years of the study, suicides occurred most frequently on Monday for both males & females for most age groups. Variation by month or lunar phases followed no consistent pattern. (VM)