Year: 2003 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.7, no.4, (2003), p.341-352 SIEC No: 20051368

The author examines the hypothesis that cultural differences account for the disparity in suicide rates across Hungary by looking at the longer-term impact of region of birth, controlling for current place of residence. Conducting a case-control study, the author found that those born in the Southeast of Hungary but moving to another region later in life retained, as predicted, their greater propensity to suicide. This effect persisted even after ruling out a number of alternative explanations. (31 refs)