Year: 1992 Source: Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Criminology, 1992. p.73-87 SIEC No: 20010389

This study provided a population description of all officially recorded suicides by young persons aged 25 & less in Western Australia for a 36-month period from 1986-1988. It provides estimates of relative & attributable risk for associated factors. 96 cases were identifed of which 80% were male. Over the 3-year period of the study the most commonly used method of suicide was carbon monoxide poisoning. A previous suicide attempt was the most readily identifiable risk factor for suicide in both males & females. (36 refs.)