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Table 1 Average annual percentage changes (AAPC) of the suicide rate (SR), undetermined death rate (UDR) and total rate (SR+UDR) in men aged ≥ 15 years over a 12-year observation period in Germany, 1991–2002

From: Sex- and age-specific trends in mortality from suicide and undetermined death in Germany 1991–2002

Men 1991–1997 1998–2002 1991–2002
  AAPC (95% CI) P value AAPC (95% CI) P value AAPC (95% CI) P value
SR       
15–24 years -0.9 (-2.7 – 1.0) 0.361 -0.3 (-1.5 – 0.9) 0.596 -0.7 (-1.3 – 0.0) 0.041
25–44 years -1.5 (-2.5 – -0.5) 0.002 -2.1 (-3.3 – -0.9) 0.001 -2.2 (-2.6 – -1.8) <.001
45–74 years -2.5 (-3.5 – -1.5) <.001 -1.4 (-3.3 – 0.4) 0.135 -2.2 (-2.7 – -1.8) <.001
≥ 75 years -2.6 (-3.9 – -1.2) <.001 -2.3 (-4.2 – -0.3) 0.024 -3.5 (-4.2 – -2.9) <.001
p value for interaction* 0.395   0.596   <.001
UDR       
15–24 years -1.9 (-4.2 – 0.3) 0.095 -3.0 (-9.1 – 3.4) 0.350 -0.6 (-2.0 – 0.7) 0.353
25–44 years -1.4 (-3.7 – 1.0) 0.245 -2.9 (-6.4 – 0.7) 0.109 -2.7 (-3.7 – -1.7) <.001
45–74 years -4.9 (-8.0 – -1.6) 0.004 3.1 (-0.9 – 7.3) 0.125 -0.5 (-2.3 – 1.4) 0.620
≥ 75 years -5.8 (-10.1 – -1.2) 0.014 -0.1 (-4.0 – 3.8) 0.945 7.3 (2.9 – 11.9) 0.001
p value for interaction* 0.248   0.367   <.001
SR+UDR       
15–24 years -1.0 (-2.4 – 0.3) 0.136 -0.8 (-2.4 – 0.9) 0.369 -0.6 (-1.2 – -0.1) 0.013
25–44 years -1.5 (-2.2 – -0.8) <.001 -2.2 (-3.0 – -1.4) <.001 -2.3 (-2.6 – -1.9) <.001
45–74 years -2.8 (-3.6 – -1.9) <.001 -0.8 (-2.6 – 1.0) 0.371 -2.0 (-2.5 – -1.6) <.001
≥ 75 years -2.9 (-4.1 – -1.7) <.001 -1.9 (-4.2 – 0.5) 0.117 -2.1 (-2.7 – -1.6) <.001
p value for interaction* 0.118   0.763   0.009
  1. * p value for test for interaction year of event * age group