Year: 2005 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.35, no.5, (October 2005), p.592-603 SIEC No: 20060779

In Tshwane, South Africa a study was conducted to examine the importance of living area circumstances for suicide mortality. The research was obtained through the 1996 Census. The results show the suicide rate varied throughout the ethnic groups; however, the highest was among Whites. Living circumstances of residential areas also had an influence on age-adjusted suicide rates. Clusters of area-based compositional & sociophysical characteristics do influence suicide mortality. (39 refs.)(CH)