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Teenage suicide--the five-year Metro Dade County experience from 1979 until 1983.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4018679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A study of suicide among teenagers was performed on the case files of the Office of the Medical Examiner of Metro Dade County in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. during the years 1979 until 1983. A total of 65 cases were studied and analyzed as to age, race, sex, cause of death, blood alcohol content at autopsy, drugs detected at autopsy, location of incident, presence or absence of a suicide note, and the reason for the suicide. The majority of the cases involved 16-19-year-old white males who took their life by handgun wounds. Predominantly they were sober. They killed themselves at home and half the time a note was left. Frequent reasons for the suicide included 'lover's quarrels" or drug problems.
Authors:
A R Copeland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science international     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0379-0738     ISO Abbreviation:  Forensic Sci. Int.     Publication Date:  1985 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-09-09     Completed Date:  1985-09-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902034     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Int     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
African Americans
Age Factors
European Continental Ancestry Group
Female
Florida
Humans
Male
Motivation
Suicide / epidemiology*,  psychology

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