PMID: 10030056Feb 25, 1999Paper

Occurrence of suicide and seasonal variation

Revista de saúde pública
P Retamal, D Humphreys

Abstract

To review the estimated suicide rates for the Region Metropolitan, the main socio-political center in Chile, for the period 1979-1994, and to determine whether they follow a seasonal pattern. Data available for the period 1979-94 at the Forensic Services in Chile was analyzed using Analyses of variance. It was register 5,386 suicides. While the "warm" months (October, November, December & January) concentrated 39.0% of cases, the so called "cold" months reported 28.7%. This contrast is made even clearer by the month-to-month analysis, showing the highest suicide rate in December (10.6%) against the lowest rate in June (7.0%). Further statistical analysis revealed these differences to be significant. The study shows that in Chile, representing as it does the Southern Hemisphere, the suicide rates tend to present a seasonal variation as has elsewhere been determined for in the North Hemisphere.

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