Year: 1994 Source: The Netherlands: DSWO Press, Leiden University, 1994. p.35-51 SIEC No: 19940795

This chapter presents parasuicide (PS) epidemiology for the county of Funen. About one third of the population lives in the city of Odense. 3280 PS events were committed by 2214 persons (458 repeaters). In the 4-year period, PS rates dropped by 21% (males decreased by 16 % & females by 25%). It is notes that rates of completed suicides in Denmark also dropped in 1989-91.) PS rates peaked among adults in their 30s & 40s. Data on time, seasonality & social characteristics are also reported.