The Epidemiology of Attempted Suicide in Padua, Italy 1989 – 1991 (IN: Attempted Suicide in Europe: Findings From the Multicentre Study on Parasuicide…, edited by A J F M Kerkhof et al)
De Leo D~~Fantinato S
This chapter describes the Italian Health System & presents the epidemiology of parasuicide in the city of Padua, region of Veneto. The data was gathered from 480 events by 422 different persons over the 3-year period. The highest rate for women was 182/100,000 (30-34 years) & for men, 114/100,000 (70-74 years). Compared to a 1986 study, the data from this study shows a decrease in the number of parasuicides in Padua. 1989-91 suicide rates are also reported.