Year: 1996 Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, v.50, no.1, (February 1996), p.30-32 SIEC No: 19960014

This paper describes the characteristics of those who died as a result of jumping from the Clifton Suspension Bridge in England between April 1974 & December 1993. 127 cases & 127 matched control suicides who used other methods were compared. Those who committed suicide by jumping were no more likely to have psychiatric histories than the controls. Mean distance of residence from the bridge differed little between the 2 groups. Implications for suicide prevention are considered. (7 refs.)