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Table 1 Trends in Age-Specific Suicide Rates in Scotland 1980 – 2004

From: Reduction in young male suicide in Scotland

Males Females
Joinpoints (Years) Time Period EAPC1 95% CI2 Joinpoints (Years) Time Period EAPC1 95% CI2
All Ages        
1 joinpoint 1980 – 2000 +1.97 +1.5 – +2.4 1 joinpoint 1980 – 1983 -10.6 -19.8 – -0.4
2000 2000 – 2004 -3.67 -8.4 – +1.3 1983 1983 – 2004 -0.01 -0.56 – +0.5
15 – 29        
3 joinpoints 1980 – 1983 -4.7 -16.2 – +8.3 1 joinpoint 1980 – 1996 5.56 +3.6 – +7.6
1983 1983 – 1992 +8.4 +5.4 – +11.5 1996 1996 – 2004 -2.22 -7.4 – +3.2
1992 1992 – 2000 +2.9 -0.5 – +6.5     
2000 2000 – 2004 -11.5 -18.4 – -4     
30 – 44        
0 joinpoints 1980 – 2004 +2.42 +2.0 – +2.8 1 joinpoint 1980 – 1990 -2.7 -5.6 – +0.3
     1990 1990 – 2004 2.83 +0.9 – +4.7
45 – 59        
0 joinpoints 1980 – 2004 -0.3 -0.7 – +0.2 1 joinpoint 1980 – 1988 -9.2 -12.7 – -5.5
     1988 1988 – 2004 +0.8 -0.6 – +2.2
60 and over        
0 joinpoints 1980 – 2004 -1.0 -1.5 – -0.6 0 joinpoints 1980 – 2004 -3.0 -3.72 – -2.3
  1. 1 Estimated annual percentage change in rate
  2. 2 95% confidence interval