Year: 1999 Source: Crisis, v.20, no.4, (1999), p.184-190 SIEC No: 20000080

This reports studies the available data concerning suicide rates in the Ukraine. Official statistics for the period 1988-1998 were used. The suicide rate was 29.6/100,000 population in 1998. The frequency of suicide differs in various regions of the country, suicides being more frequent in the industrially developed regions & in the rural areas. Between 1988-1997 the suicide rate increased by 57%. In 1998 the suicide rate for women was approximately 5 times lower than that for men. (28 refs.)