Variation in suicide rates between Health Board areas

Show simple item record Kelleher, Michael J. Corcoran, Paul Keeley, Helen S. 2016-06-15T13:49:52Z 2016-06-15T13:49:52Z 1998-04
dc.identifier.citation Kelleher, M. J.,Corcoran, P. and Keeley, H. S. (1998) 'Variation in suicide rates between Health Board areas', Irish Medical Journal, 91(2), pp. 53-56. en
dc.identifier.volume 91 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 53 en
dc.identifier.endpage 56 en
dc.identifier.issn 0332-3102
dc.description.abstract This paper examines variations in suicide in the eight Health Boards of the Republic of Ireland for the years 1976 to 1995. It is found that while all have experienced a rise in male suicide, it has been much less pronounced in the Eastern Health Board which is somewhat surprising when one considers Dublin’s much-publicised problems with homelessness and hard drug misuse. Since the mid-eighties, female rates have been somewhat higher in the southern half of the country, comprising the Southern, Mid-Western and South-Eastern Health Boards. This variation may reflect a difficulty with contacting services for psychological distress in rural areas, either because of stigma or simple practical problems associated with transport. The development of appropriate services, especially in rural areas, should be at the top of the agenda of any Resource Officer to be appointed subsequent to the Final Report of the Task Force. en
dc.description.sponsorship Health Research Board (Unit Grant); Southern Health Board; Mid-Western Health Board; Department of Health, Ireland en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Irish Medical Organisation en
dc.rights © 1998 Irish Medical Journal en
dc.subject Suicide en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject Rural health services en
dc.subject Catchment area en
dc.subject Rural population en
dc.subject Task Force on Suicide en
dc.title Variation in suicide rates between Health Board areas en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Paul Corcoran, Epidemiology & Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.contributor.funder Health Research Board en
dc.contributor.funder Department of Health, Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Mid-Western Health Board, Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Southern Health Board, Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Medical Journal en
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