Year: 1994 Source: Psychological Reports, v.74, no.1, (February 1994), p.127-130 SIEC No: 19940507

8 methods of suicide in three nations, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland & Japan, were compared over a 16-year period, 1964-1979. Frequencies by sex showed statistically significant preferences for method of suicide – hanging was the most frequent method used by males in the Republic of Ireland & Japan; in Northern Ireland men most frequently used poisoning. Most women in the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland used poisoning; Japanese women used hanging & then poisoning. (6 refs.)