Accession Number:

ADA133858

Title:

Temporal Variation in Completed Suicide

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The predictability of self-destructive behavior was investigated by analyzing the dates of occurrence for a sample of 542 completed suicides on four temporal variables season, month, day-of-the-week, and national holidays. The sample of Navy male enlisted personnel was drawn from computerized medical history files. Chi-square analyses revealed no significant differences for any of the four temporal variables. The present study indicates that temporal factors should be evaluated for their particular significance in each case without assumptions concerning population trends.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE