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Differences in suicide rates may be even more pronounced

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 22 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1146
  1. Cameron Stark, consultant in public health,
  2. Frances Matthewson, health information analyst
  1. Highland Health Board, Inverness IV2 3HG

    EDITOR—Yamey reports on the decline in suicide rates among men and women in England and Wales in the 1990s.1 Suicide rates in Scotland diverged from those in England and Wales in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with a more rapid increase in rates among men and no clear trend in rates among women.2 A review of suicide and undetermined death rates in Scotland indicates that rates …

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