Year: 1998 Source: Omega, v.38, no.2, (1998-99), p.99-102 SIEC No: 19990220

A meta-analysis was conducted of research on the regional correlates of suicide rates within nations (England, Finland, France, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Portugal, the Soviet Union, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan & the United States). The fourteen studies yielded two reliable associations – a negative association of regional suicide rates with population & a positive association with the death rates. Suggestions were made for future research on this topic. (15 refs.)