ERIC Number: EJ474018
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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Adequacy of Official Suicide Statistics for Scientific Research and Public Policy.
Phillips, David P.; Ruth, Todd E.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v23 n4 p307-19 Win 1993
Study of misclassification of suicide as other causes of death examined computerized California death certificates, 1966-90. Concluded that suicides are misallocated to at least five other causes of death (two of which have not been previously considered in literature) and are most likely to be underreported for groups with low official suicide rates, that is, blacks and females. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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