Year: 2009 Source: Actas Espanolas de Psiquiatria, v.37, no.5, (2009), p.282-288 SIEC No: 20100024

This study describes suicide mortality in a limited & homogeneous population in Spain. Suicide cases, 1936-2000, were extracted from data in regional archives & from autopsy reports in the Olot court registry office. Suicide occurred more frequently in males & in the over 65-year-old population. The suicide rate fluctuated over the study period. Among males, the peak was 14.92 during 1961-1965, falling to 8.68 in 1996-2000. The suicide rate in females was always lower than for men, except during 1946-1950 & 1976-1980. Demographic & methodological data reflect those obtained in similar studies. (36 refs.)