Year: 1980 Source: Nordic Council for Arctic Medical Research Report, v.27, (1980), p.88-92 SIEC No: 20030530

This article presents several studies that analyzed the suicide rate in Greenland from 1891-1979. The annual suicide rates from 1974-1979 are scrutinized regarding age, gender, seasonal variation, & method. Results indicate that people who died by suicide often grew up in conflict-ridden communities with no confidence or consistency in their upbringing. The author asserts that the increasing suicide rate at the end of this period may be due to certain sociocultural changes. (2 refs) (SC)