Year: 2007 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.37, no.6, (December 2007), p.688-697 SIEC No: 20080326

The effect on method-specific suicide rate & overall suicide rate of restriction on availability of carbon monoxide, barbiturates, & dextropropoxyphene was examined. From 1970-2000, overall suicide mortality & method-specific suicide mortality in Denmark were compared with official information about the availability of barbiturates & analgesics & carbon monoxide in vehicle exhaust & household gas. Restrictions on availability of household gas with carbon monoxide content & barbituartes was associated with a decline in the number of suicides & suicides by self-poisoning with these compounds after controlling for the effect of calendar year. (16 refs.)