Year: 1996 Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, v.30, no.5 (October 1996), p.685-687 SIEC No: 20011252

Hanging & poisoning autopsy reports from 2 distinct regions in Fiji were examined. The rate of autopsy among Indians is significantly greater than among Fijians. In the north, hanging accounted for 85% of all suicides, while in the central & eastern divisions, this method accounted for 58% of the total. Hanging was the most common method of suicide among all groups. There is a significant ethnic difference in rates of suicide but the influences of region, age, & method are relatively slight. (3 refs.)