Journal article

Cohort trends in youth suicide in Australia 1964-1997

M Lynskey, L Degenhardt, W Hall

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2000


OBJECTIVE: This paper examines trends in the rate of suicide among young Australians aged 15-24 years from 1964 to 1997 and presents an age-period-cohort analysis of these trends. METHOD: Study design consisted of an age-period-cohort analysis of suicide mortality in Australian youth aged between 15 and 24 for the years 1964-1997 inclusive. Data sources were Australian Bureau of Statistics data on: numbers of deaths due to suicide by gender and age at death; and population at risk in each of eight birth cohorts (1940-1944, 1945-1949, 1950-1954, 1955-1959, 1960-1964, 1965-1969, 1970-1974, and 1975-1979). Main outcome measures were population rates of deaths among males and females in each bir..

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