Suicide: Glasgow City Region

Suicide in Glasgow City Region

Suicide - GCV (2018)

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Glasgow had the highest total suicide rate until 2002-2006, when the suicide rate in West Dunbartonshire surpassed that in Glasgow.  The suicide rate for males in Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire are substantially higher than in the other local authorities until the most recent five-year period when Inverclyde the highest 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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