Year: 1999 Source: Psychological Medicine, v.29, (1999), p.27-33 SIEC No: 20050466

The aim of this study was to identify sociodemographic & clinical risk factors for death from suicide & undetermined injury in residents of the North Staffordshire health district. The findings confirm many of the risk factors identified in other studies & also highlight the high proportion of suicide victims who have been in recent contact with the criminal justice system or have been prescribed medication shortly before death. (22 refs)