Year: 1994 Source: The Netherlands: DSWO Press, Leiden University, 1994. p.107-119 SIEC No: 19940799

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.