ERIC Number: EJ403561
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Certification Change versus Actual Behavior Change in Teenage Suicide Rates, 1955-1979.
Gist, Richard; Welch, Q. B.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v19 n3 p277-88 Fall 1989
Examined national data on firearm suicides and accidental deaths for 15- through 19-year-olds from 1955-1979. Considered improved accuracy in determination and certification of suicide in equivocal firearm deaths, actual increases in rate of firearm suicides, or combination. Data support hypothesis of certification changes as primary factor influencing suicide rates during first 12 years, then growth-certification combination. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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