Year: 1998 Source: Psychological Reports, v.83, no.1, (August 1998), p.158 SIEC No: 20010500

To explore whether there were consistencies from nation to nation in the social correlates of death rates from cirrhosis, the social correlates of cirrhosis death rates in the 19 counties of Hungary for 1983-1988 & the 48 contiguous continental states of the USA in 1980 were explored using data sets collected by Lester (1994, 1995). The social variables examined were marriage, divorce, birth, death, & suicide rates. For Hungary, none of the social variables contributed significantly to the multiple regression. For the USA, there were 2 significant predictors. States with higher rates of death from cirrhosis were predicted by lower birth rates & higher suicide rates. (2 refs.)