Year: 2005 Source: Wellington: Ministry of Health, 2005. 67p. SIEC No: 20052207

This study investigated whether trends in suicide in New Zealand during the 1980s & 1990s were related to various social indicators. Data from the New Zealand Census Ð Mortality Study was used to determine whether the suicide rates that changed between age, gender, & ethnic groups were also patterned by marital & socio-economic markers in the context of a rapidly changing macrosocial environment. Data provided by the Census made it possible to investigate this for ethnicity, marital status, household income, car access, highest qualification & labour-force status. (LC) (62 refs)