Suicides in Scotland 1982-2009
Data CreatorPope, Addy
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh
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CitationPope, Addy. (2017). Suicides in Scotland 1982-2009, [Dataset]. University of Edinburgh. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/1799.
DescriptionThis group of datasets describe the suicides in Scotland for the period 1982-2009. There are 4 separate datasets: All Suicides/Male Suicides/Female Suicides/All Suicide Rate (expressed per 100,000 people). The data is broken down into Local Authority Areas making it easier to investigate any spatial disparity in the suicide figures. A couple of points are worth noting are that it is unclear if the suicide data shows all suicides or just those of Adults. A recent Scottish Government report(http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/03/01145422/20) used deaths of people over 15 years old. Differences in the rates between this data and the results presented in the Scottish Government report may also be due to different population datasets being used. Suicide data sources form the Scottish Public Health Observatory (http://www.scotpho.org.uk/home/Healthwell-beinganddisease/suicide/suicide_data/suicide_la.asp) and the population data used to calculate the rates was sourced from ShareGeo Open (http://hdl.handle.net/10672/95) which uses mid-year estimates downloaded from Nomis (www.nomisweb.co.uk/. Datasets were joined to Local Authority (district, unitary authority and borough) boundaries downloaded from Ordnance Survey OpenData Boundary Line dataset. All spatial analysis was carried out in ArcGIS. GIS vector data. This dataset was first accessioned in the EDINA ShareGeo Open repository on 2011-01-13 and migrated to Edinburgh DataShare on 2017-02-21.
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