Year: 2003 Source: Psychiatry Research, v.121, (2003), p.263-269 SIEC No: 20040482

Within a total survey of suicides in the Austrian penitentiary system, the weekly, monthly & seasonal distribution of custodial suicides between 1947 & 1999 was studied. A harmonic Poisson regression model was performed to detect seasonality of suicides. No unequal distribution of suicides was evident over the 53-year period. Possible explanations for this finding are discussed. (34 refs)