Year: 1993 Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health, v.84, no.4, (July-August 1993), p.226-230 SIEC No: 19930960

Distributions of 126 farm suicides during 1980-89 were examined by several demographic variables. Potential associations between 10 economic indicators & the incidence of farm suicide were investigated. After adjusting for age & under-reporting, the farm suicide rate was estimated to be 7.2/100,000/year. Highest rates were observed among elderly farm owner-operators. Regression analysis did not find any associations between the economic indicators & farm suicide rates. (23 refs.)