Year: 1991 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.84, (1991), p.520-523 SIEC No: 19910821

The authors studied suicide in the Canary Islands between 1977 & 1983, & found a total of 775 cases, twice the official number of 381. They argue that this discrepancy is indicative of the lack of validity & reliability of official figures for suicide in Spain today. The figures reveal an upward trend in the Canary Islands, with the annual rate of 6.81 per 100,000 in 1983. They found no significant differences in the frequency of suicide according to season, month or day of the week. (19 refs)