Female suicide: Glasgow City Region

Female suicide in Glasgow City Region

Suicide - Females - GCV (2018)

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The suicide rate among females in Glasgow was the highest of the local authority areas until 1997-2001.  From 1997-2006, Inverclyde had the highest suicide rates, while for 2007-2011, West Dunbartonshire had the highest rate (14.6 per 100,000).  In most local authorities, particularly in Glasgow, there has been a decrease in the female suicide rate in recent years.  In the most recent period (2012-16), Renfrewshire had the highest female suicide rate.

Notes on data presented

In 2011, the National Records of Scotland (NRS) upgraded the software used to code causes of death to take account of updates made by the World Health Organization (WHO) to the codes for certain causes of death. As a result, there is a difference in how deaths data was coded for 2011 onwards compared to previous years, with deaths previously coded under ‘mental and behavioural disorders’ now being classed as ‘self-poisoning of undetermined intent’ and consequently as suicides. Full details on changes to the coding of causes of death between 2010 and 2011 can be found on the  NRS website.

For analysis over time (as here) the old coding rules have been used consistently.

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