Suicide in Newfoundland and Labrador: A Linkage Study Using Medical Examiner and Vital Statistics Data
Edwards, Nicole, Alaghehbandan, Reza, MacDonald, Don, Sikdar, Khokan, Collins, Kayla, Avis, Simon, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Objective: To examine suicide epidemiology in Newfoundland and Labrador from 1997 to 2001.
Method: Data from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (CME) were linked with data derived from the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database. Ninety-five percent confidence intervals (CI) were calculated to assess variation of rates. We used the chi-square test to compare categorical data.
Results: The CME recorded 225 suicide deaths, compared with 187 in the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database. Most deaths not coded as suicide in the national database were coded as accidental. Using the CME data, the overall suicide rate was 9.5/100 000, aged 10 years and older. The rate …
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Publication information: Article title: Suicide in Newfoundland and Labrador: A Linkage Study Using Medical Examiner and Vital Statistics Data. Contributors: Edwards, Nicole - Author, Alaghehbandan, Reza - Author, MacDonald, Don - Author, Sikdar, Khokan - Author, Collins, Kayla - Author, Avis, Simon - Author. Journal title: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Volume: 53. Issue: 4 Publication date: April 2008. Page number: 252+. © Canadian Psychiatric Association Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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