• We are sorry, but NCBI web applications do not support your browser and may not function properly. More information
Logo of amjphAmerican Journal of Public Health Web SiteAmerican Public Health Association Web SiteSubmissionsSubscriptionsAbout Us
Am J Public Health. 1990 February; 80(2): 211–212.
PMCID: PMC1404629

Suicide clusters: an examination of age-specific effects.

Abstract

The age specificity of time-space clusters of suicide was examined using National Center for Health Statistics data for 1978-84. Significant clustering of suicide occurred primarily among teenagers and young adults, with minimal effect beyond 24 years of age. Clustering was two to four times more common among adolescents and young adults than among other age groups.

Full text

Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (358K), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. Links to PubMed are also available for Selected References.
 
 

Selected References

These references are in PubMed. This may not be the complete list of references from this article.
  • Gould MS, Wallenstein S, Davidson L. Suicide clusters: a critical review. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 1989 Spring;19(1):17–29. [PubMed]
  • MacMahon K. Short-term temporal cycles in the frequency of suicide. United States, 1972-1978. Am J Epidemiol. 1983 Jun;117(6):744–750. [PubMed]
  • Phillips DP, Carstensen LL. The effect of suicide stories on various demographic groups, 1968-1985. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 1988 Spring;18(1):100–114. [PubMed]
  • Shaffer D, Garland A, Gould M, Fisher P, Trautman P. Preventing teenage suicide: a critical review. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1988 Nov;27(6):675–687. [PubMed]

Articles from American Journal of Public Health are provided here courtesy of American Public Health Association

Formats:

Related citations in PubMed

See reviews...See all...

Cited by other articles in PMC

See all...

Links

  • Cited in Books
    Cited in Books
    PubMed Central articles cited in books
  • MedGen
    MedGen
    Related information in MedGen
  • PubMed
    PubMed
    PubMed citations for these articles

Recent Activity

Your browsing activity is empty.

Activity recording is turned off.

Turn recording back on

See more...