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ERIC Number: EJ857544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Per Capita Alcohol Consumption and Suicide Rates in the U.S., 1950-2002
Landberg, Jonas
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v39 n4 p452-459 Aug 2009
The aim of this paper was to estimate how suicide rates in the United States are affected by changes in per capita consumption during the postwar period. The analysis included Annual suicide rates and per capita alcohol consumption data (total and beverage specific) for the period 1950-2002. Gender- and age-specific models were estimated using the Box-Jenkins technique for time series analysis. No significant estimate was found for males. For females the total alcohol estimate (0.059) was significant at the 10% level whereas the spirits estimate was significant with an effect of 0.152. The results imply that a change in U.S. per capita consumption would result in a change in female suicide rates, whereas the male rates would not be affected.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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