Year: 1987 Source: Forensic Science International, v.33, (1987), p.231-241 SIEC No: 20021384

Mortality & causes of death were studied in a cohort of 1548 male alcoholics in Stockholm. Using the official causes of death, a highly significant excess mortality was found for a number of causes including suicide. The underlying & contributing causes of death on the death certificates were reclassified according to ICD-rules using clinical records & autopsy protocols. Excess mortality for suicide remained unchanged. (41 refs)