Year: 1995 Source: Perceptual and Motor Skills, v.80, no.3, pt.2, (June 1995), p.1230 SIEC No: 19950892

This study explored whether measures of domestic integration & economic growth could account for the variation found in the time series suicide rates reported by Hau (1993) who noted that the suicide rate in Hong Kong remained steady from 1971-1990. Measures of marriage & birth rates & the annual growth in the gross national product per capita were placed in simple time series regressions. These 3 variables were most successful in accounting for the suicide rate of young adults (aged 25-39).