Year: 1990 Source: Adolescence, v.25, no.98, (Summer 1990), p.483-485 SIEC No: 19910753

Rates of adolescent attempted suicide were correlated with social indicators over the electoral wards of Edinburgh, Scotland. Rates were found to be higher in wards where child neglect & misbehaviour were more common. Rates of attempted suicide in the total population also were related to the housing pattern/social class of the wards. The importance of identifying similarities & differences in the patterns of suicidal behaviour of adolescents & adults was noted. (4 refs.)