Year: 2005 Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, v.40, no.8, (August 2005), p.601-604 SIEC No: 20101026

This study compared suicide rates in Cornwall with the rest of England & Wales over a 90-year period, 1911-2001. Age & gender standardized mortality ratios were calculated for suicide & undetermined death for Cornwall standardized to England & Wales. Since the 1960s suicide rates in Cornwall have risen significantly above England & Wales. This change occurred in both genders. Prior to this period, the suicide rate was lower or about the same as that in England & Wales. (17 refs.) JA