Year: 2004 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.8, no.4, (2004), p.303-314 SIEC No: 20041300

The present study examined regional patterns of suicide rates in European Russia. The authors investigated ethnic & national formations with respect to suicide patterns. Results indicated that the suicide rates vary greatly among the regions of the Russian Federation, with suicides more common in the northern regions of European Russia than in the south of the country. The results also indicated that the historical prevalence of the Finno-Ugrian component in the north of the country has possibly led to its higher suicide rate. (37 refs)