Year: 1979 Source: International Congress for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention, (10th: 1979: Ottawa), p.25 SIEC No: 20090983

In this presentation, the author discussed the test of a hypothesis that the female/male parasuicide ratio might be a reflection of the difference in use of services rather than a typical parasuicide phenomenon. An inpatient case register in The Netherlands provided the data. Rates of admission for attempted suicide with & without correction for difference in admission rates for all causes were calculated for 1970, 1973, & 1975 & females & males separately. The typical ratio disappeared almost completely when the correction was applied.