Year: 1991 Source: Sweden: Tapir Forlag, 1991. p.79-89 SIEC No: 19920155

In the course of one year, 520 parasuicide patients were registed, on 601 occasions, at Huddinge Hospital, Stockholm. Parasuicide rates, per 100,000, were 205 for men, 310 for women & 260 for the overall population. Results showed that divorced & widowed people had very high parasuicide rates suggesting that these groups need particular attention. Long-term epidemiological studies of parasuicide populations are required to detect groups at risk for suicide. (24 refs.)