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Table 8 Male Deaths from Suicide and Undetermined Cause in Scotland 1981 – 1999 Rates By Health Service Area and Time Period

From: Trends in suicide in Scotland 1981 – 1999: age, method and geography

  1981 to 1985 1986 to 1990 1991 to 1995 1996 to 1999  
Primary Cause No. of Deaths Rate/million No. of Deaths Rate/million No. of Deaths Rate/million No. of Deaths Rate/million % change from first to last time period
Argyll & Clyde 190 175 212 199 272 259 235 283 62
Ayrshire & Arran 143 158 161 178 194 214 178 246 56
Borders 31 128 41 167 62 245 42 205 60
Dumfries & Galloway 71 201 74 209 79 220 77 269 34
Fife 148 177 155 183 169 198 162 239 35
Forth Valley 102 154 127 192 136 205 131 245 59
Grampian 219 181 258 208 291 224 282 270 49
Greater Glasgow 551 234 565 252 666 304 470 270 15
Highland 131 273 155 315 144 284 125 305 12
Lanarkshire 195 140 242 177 255 187 215 197 40
Lothian 307 172 350 195 408 223 334 222 29
Orkney 13 275 11 233 15 308 11 281 2
Shetland 12 202 10 179 7 121 18 388 92
Tayside 193 205 200 214 230 242 205 272 33
Western Isles 18 230 26 343 20 274 21 376 64
Scotland 2,324 187 2,587 210 2,948 238 2,506 252 35