Year: 1999 Source: International Review of Psychiatry, v.11, no.2, (May 1, 1999), p.212-218 SIEC No: 20020002

In this paper an overview of cross-cultural differences in suicide rates in Europe is provided & possible factors that may influence these differences are discussed. Some of these factors were tested in a study of completed suicides in Slovenia as an example of a high suicide rate country. Specific suicide rates &/or trends were obtained for the population as a whole, both genders, different age groups, ethnic groups, marital status, education attainment, weekly & regional distribution of suicide. (45 refs.)