Year: 2001 Source: British Medical Journal, v.323, (July 2001), p.232-233 SIEC No: 20052053

Data collected from a 13 year database of all deaths by suicide (1296 males, 289 females), 1988-2000 in Finland, was used to see whether suicide victims with senior occupations, or high socioeconomic status, more commonly had mental disorders, as well as, if the method of death by suicide was somehow related to the career. Agerbo et alÕs findings were supported & it was concluded that people in high-income groups are more determined to die by suicide. In Germany, the findings proved that the association between socioeconomic status & mortality from suicide is not always inverse. (LC) (6 refs)