Year: 1993 Source: Social Science and Medicine, v.36, no.11, (June 1993), p.1467-1472 SIEC No: 19930566

A hypothesis is generated that despite high reported rates, suicide among elderly Japanese females is substantially under estimated due to misclassisfication of drowning suicides as unintentional drownings. Data are adapted from 1979-81 by age, sex and cause specific mortality tabulations for: Japan, the United States, Australia, France, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom.