Year: 1996 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.2, no.3, (1996), p.171-181 SIEC No: 19960225

The aim of this study was to analyse how sex, age, ethnicity & psychiatric disorders influence the suicide rate & to describe the methods used when committing suicide. Women had significantly higher standardised mortality ratios (33.7) of suicide than men (21.4) & the SMR of total mortality were 4.0 and 3.8 respectively. One-third of those who committed suicide died from an overdose. Foreign-born individuals ran a twofold risk of committing suicide compared to Swedes.