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Table 9 Female 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 96 82 73 64 76 68 85 96 17
Ayrshire & Arran 88 90 73 75 80 82 49 63 -30
Borders 26 98 20 75 18 66 19 86 -12
Dumfries & Galloway 34 91 29 77 32 84 27 89 -2
Fife 79 89 76 85 69 77 53 74 -18
Forth Valley 53 75 44 63 55 78 43 76 0.3
Grampian 133 105 85 66 84 63 81 76 -28
Greater Glasgow 270 104 238 97 235 98 178 94 -10
Highland 41 82 40 79 59 112 29 68 -17
Lanarkshire 98 67 93 64 93 64 82 71 7
Lothian 165 85 156 81 143 73 134 84 -0.3
Orkney 2 41 2 41 3 60 8 202 390
Shetland 1 17 4 72 7 125 4 88 412
Tayside 91 88 93 92 101 99 72 89 0.6
Western Isles 3 38 4 53 3 41 5 88 130
Scotland 1,180 88 1,030 78 1,058 80 869 82 -7