Year: 1998 Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, v.32, no.2, (April 1998), p.242-251 SIEC No: 19980463

This study compared the frequency of certain putative risk factors for youth suicide in New South Wales in urban & rural settings. A review of 137 files of 10-19-year-old subjects ruled by the coroner to have committed suicide in 1988-90 was carried out. Male suicides, principally by firearms, predominated in rural settings. Youth access to firearms remains highly relevant in rural communities. Possible trends among rural subjects may point to resource deprivation among this group. (34 refs.)