Suicide and Other External-Cause Mortality Statistics in Ireland

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221313
Title:
Suicide and Other External-Cause Mortality Statistics in Ireland
Authors:
Corcoran, Paul; Arensman, Ella; O'Mahony, Desmond
Affiliation:
National Suicide Research Foundation
Citation:
Suicide and Other External-Cause Mortality Statistics in Ireland 2006, 27 (3):130 Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention
Journal:
Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221313
DOI:
10.1027/0227-5910.27.3.130
Additional Links:
http://psycontent.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1027/0227-5910.27.3.130
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
There are two sets of annual mortality statistics released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in Ireland, one based on deaths registered in the particular year and the other based on the deaths that occurred in that year. We compared the registration and occurrence figures for suicide and for other deaths by an external cause for the years 1987–2003. The occurrence figures were, on average, 6% higher than the registration figures. There was evidence that the extent of the discrepancy increased over the study period, reaching almost 20% in recent years. The findings suggest that caution needs to be taken in the media reporting of registration figures for suicide and other external causes of death in Ireland and in the interpretation of these figures by health professionals.
ISSN:
0227-5910

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCorcoran, Paulen_GB
dc.contributor.authorArensman, Ellaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Mahony, Desmonden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-01T08:27:34Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-01T08:27:34Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.citationSuicide and Other External-Cause Mortality Statistics in Ireland 2006, 27 (3):130 Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Preventionen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0227-5910-
dc.identifier.doi10.1027/0227-5910.27.3.130-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/221313-
dc.descriptionThere are two sets of annual mortality statistics released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in Ireland, one based on deaths registered in the particular year and the other based on the deaths that occurred in that year. We compared the registration and occurrence figures for suicide and for other deaths by an external cause for the years 1987–2003. The occurrence figures were, on average, 6% higher than the registration figures. There was evidence that the extent of the discrepancy increased over the study period, reaching almost 20% in recent years. The findings suggest that caution needs to be taken in the media reporting of registration figures for suicide and other external causes of death in Ireland and in the interpretation of these figures by health professionals.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://psycontent.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1027/0227-5910.27.3.130en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Preventionen_GB
dc.titleSuicide and Other External-Cause Mortality Statistics in Irelanden_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNational Suicide Research Foundationen_GB
dc.identifier.journalCrisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Preventionen_GB
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