Year: 1999 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.29, no.2, (Summer 1999), p.186-191 SIEC No: 19990244

This study reviewed the suicides in the area with the greatest agricultural activity in Trinidad for 1996 & identified the cases in which paraquat was ingested. Of 48 suicide cases, 39 were due to paraquat poisoning. Among males, 47.8% were in age group 25-34 & among females, 50% were in the 15-24 age group. Family disputes were the most frequently cited precipitant followed by marital problems. Individuals of East Indian origin accounted for 89% of the victims. (26 refs.)