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 betwee
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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): 432.
Roger W Byard, Professor of Pathology
Amy Austin, Honours Student
Corinna van den Heuvel, Senior Lecturer
Large MM, Nielssen OB. Suicide in Australia: meta-analysis of rates and methods of suicide between 1988 and 2007. Med J Aust 2010; 192: 432-437.
Byard RW, Klitte Å, James RA, Gilbert JD. Changing patterns of female suicides: 1986–2000. J Clin Forensic Med 2004; 11: 123-128.
Byard RW, Markopoulos D, Prasad D, et al. Early adolescent suicide: a comparative study. J Clin Forensic Med 2000; 7: 6-9.
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