Year: 1998 Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, v.32, no.3, (June 1998), p.349-357 SIEC No: 20011307

Using a case control design, 129 young people from Christchurch, New Zealand who had made a serious suicide attempt were compared with 153 randomly selected community controls on a number of social & demographic characteristics. Almost equal numbers of young males & females made medically serious suicide attempts, most by overdose or poisoning. Young people who were less well educated & who were from lower socioeconomic backgrounds had an elevated risk of serious suicide attempts. (26 refs.)