Year: 2008 Source: The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.53, no.4, (April 2008), p.243-251 SIEC No: 20080553

The impact of per capita consumption of total alcohol, spirits, beer, & wine; unemployment rate; & Alcoholics Anonymous membership rate on total, male & female suicide rates in Manitoba during 1976-1997 was examined. Time series analyses with autoregressive integrated moving average modelling were applied to total, male, & female suicide rates. Total alcohol consumption, & consumption of beer, spirits, & wine individually, were significantly & positively related to female suicide rates. Spirits & wine were positively related to total & male mortality rates. Alcoholics Anonymous membership rates were negatively related to total & female suicide rates. Unemployment rates were positively related to male & total suicide rates. (55 refs.)