Suicide Rates and Alcohol Consumption

To determine if suicide rates in the U.S. are associated with changes in the per capita consumption of alcohol, data for a period of over 50 years (1950-2002) were analyzed.
Analyses included both total and beverage-specific data.

There was no correlation between suicide rates and alcohol consumption rates, either overall or for specific beverages (beer, liquor or distilled spirits, and wine).



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