Year: 2002 Source: Crisis, v.23, no.1, (2002), p.32-33 SIEC No: 20020442

The suicide rates of the 24 provinces (oblasts) of the Ukraine were found to be strongly associated with indices of social disintegration (such as divorce and illegitimacy rates), with the Western provinces incoporated in the USSR later than other Ukrainian territories having lower suicide rates and lower levels of social disintegration.