Concerning the Epidemiology of Suicide in Upper Austria

  • W. Schöny
  • G. Hotmann
  • M. Sommereder


With a suicide rate (per 100,000 persons of the total population) of 23.0 in the years 1972–74, Austria ranked among the first in Europe1.


Suicide Rate Psychiatric Hospital Suicide Patient Suicide Tendency Suicide Case 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Schöny
    • 1
  • G. Hotmann
    • 1
  • M. Sommereder
    • 1
  1. 1.Wagner-Jauregg-KrankenhausLinzAustria

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