Suicide in Australia: meta-analysis of rates and methods of suicide between 1988 and 2007

Roger W Byard, Amy Austin and Corinna van den Heuvel
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03991.x
Published online: 4 October 2010

To the Editor: We read with interest the recent meta-analysis of rates and methods of suicide in Australia by Large and Nielssen.1 Previous research has shown a marked increase in hanging suicides in women in South Australia over the 15-year period 1986 to 2000,2 which concurs with the findings of Large and Nielssen at a national level between 1988 and 2007.1

  • Roger W Byard
  • Amy Austin
  • Corinna van den Heuvel

  • Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA.


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