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Table 2 Average annual percentage changes (AAPC) of the suicide rate (SR), undetermined death rate (UDR) and total rate (SR+UDR) in women 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

Women 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 0.2 (-2.7 – 3.1) 0.906 -3.7 (-8.3 – 1.1) 0.131 -1.7 (-3.0 -0.4) 0.012
25–44 years -2.7 (-4.7 – -0.7) 0.007 -1.3 (-4.2 – 1.6) 0.372 -2.9 (-3.7 -2.1) <.001
45–74 years -4.6 (-5.4 – -3.7) <.001 -1.2 (-1.8 – -0.5) <.001 -4.2 (-4.7 -3.6) <.001
≥ 75 years -5.7 (-7.8 – -3.4) <.001 0.5 (-1.8 – 2.8) 0.682 -4.6 (-5.8 -3.5) <.001
p value for interaction* 0.013   0.255   0.005
UDR       
15–24 years -1.7 (-7.1 – 4.1) 0.559 -6.2 (-21.5 – 12) 0.478 -0.2 (-3.5 – 3.2) 0.913
25–44 years -5.6 (-8.1 – -3.0) <.001 -2.5 (-7.6 – 2.9) 0.358 -3.1 (-4.5 – -1.7) <.001
45–74 years -6.0 (-8.9 – -3.0) 0.001 -1.0 (-3.5 – 1.7) 0.467 -1.9 (-3.5 – -0.2) 0.030
≥ 75 years -8.6 (-12.1 – -5.0) <.001 1.6 (-0.4 – 3.7) 0.116 14.7 (7.6 – 22.3) <.001
p value for interaction* 0.144   0.399   <.001
SR+UDR       
15–24 years -0.2 (-2.2 – 1.9) 0.865 -4.3 (-8.4 – 0.1) 0.053 -1.4 (-2.4 – -0.3) 0.011
25–44 years -3.2 (-5.0 – -1.3) 0.001 -1.5 (-4.6 – 1.7) 0.361 -3.0 (-3.7 – -2.2) <.001
45–74 years -4.7 (-5.5 – -3.9) <.001 -1.1 (-1.8 – -0.5) 0.001 -3.9 (-4.5 – -3.4) <.001
≥ 75 years -6.2 (-8.1 – -4.2) <.001 1.0 (-0.3 – 2.3) 0.125 0.6 (-1.6 – 2.8) 0.597
p value for interaction* 0.002   0.016   <.001
  1. * p value for test for interaction year of event * age group