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TITLE: Pacific Island suicide in comparative perspective / Heather Booth
AUTHOR: Booth, Heather
PUBLISHED: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
DESCRIPTION: 18 p.; 28 cm.
NOTES: "Working Papers in Demography, No.76."
NOTES: All available data for thirteen Pacific Island nations are used in a comparative analysis of suicide levels and characteristics. Age, sex and method of suicide are examined in detail.
NOTES: Global comparison shows Pacific rates are amongst the highest reported. Female youth rates exceed male rates in Western Samoa and amongst Fiji Indians
NOTES: Method of suicide (paraquat ingestion) is instrumental in determining high rates in Western Samoa, especially in females. The broad causal theme is societal transition. Commonality and diversity are discussed.
SUBJECT: Suicide.
SUBJECT: Suicide--Pacific--Statistics & numerical data.
SUBJECT: Suicide--Trends.
ADDED ENTRY: Demography and Sociology Program. Research School of Social Sciences. Australian National University.

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