Year: 2021 Source: Social Science & Medicine. (2020). 265(C). Published online 4 October 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113411 SIEC No: 20210176

Different authors have identified geographic variations in the rates of suicide. This study aims to discuss the limitations of the officially recorded suicide data and to evaluate the statistical relationship between a biometeorological index, Apparent Temperature (AT), and suicide in Madrid and Lisbon. We performed a time-series study. The association was analyzed using a quasi-Poisson regression model. To assess potential delayed and non-linear effects of AT on suicides, a lag non-linear model was fitted in a generalized additive model.