Written Answers. - Suicide Incidence.

Dan Neville

Question:

590 Mr. Neville asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of suicides by gender and age profile for age categories (details supplied) in 1998. [1825/99]

Data on mortality are routinely published in the annual and quarterly reports on vital statistics compiled by the Central Statistics Office. The most recent figures available refer to the second quarter of 1998. The following table sets out the number of deaths from suicide by age group and sex for the period January to June 1998.

Deaths from Suicide by Age Group and Sex
January to June 1998

Age Group

Male

Female

Total

0-9 years

0

0

0

10-19 years

18

6

24

20-29 years

72

8

80

30-39 years

38

10

48

40-49 years

27

10

37

50-65 years

24

11

35

66-74 years

7

5

12

75 years and over

2

2

4

All ages

188

52

240

Note: Figures are provisional based on period of registration.
Source: Central Statistics Office.