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Table 3 The monthly suicide rate per 1 000 births for the Traditional and Modern Lifestyle cohorts

From: Season of birth is different in Inuit suicide victims born into Traditional than into Modern Lifestyle: a register study from Greenland

  Traditional Life-Style Births Modern Life-Style Births
Month Average number of births 1903–1950 Average number of suicide births 1903–1950 Suicide rate per 1 000 births Average number of births 1961–1980 Average number of suicide births 1961–1980 Suicide rate per 1 000 births
Jan 62.6 0.54 8.7 107.4 2.7 25.1
Feb 58.7 0.52 8.9 99.2 3.5 35.3
Mar 53.2 0.42 7.8 110.2 3.5 31.8
Apr 49.3 0.33 6.8 104.1 3.1 29.3
May 47.1 0.25 5.3 103.2 3.1 29.6
Jun 53.2 0.23 4.3 104.7 3.4 32.5
Jul 53.7 0.63 11.6 106.9 2.7 25.3
Aug 55.4 0.52 9.4 110.2 3.3 29.5
Sep 62.6 0.46 7.3 105.9 3.6 34.0
Oct 56.0 0.60 10.8 102.3 3.2 30.8
Nov 56.0 0.65 11.5 101.8 3.4 32.9
Dec 57.1 0.56 8.7 102.2 2.9 28.4
ALL YEAR 664.8 5.71 8.5 1257.9 38.2 30.4
  1. Table 3 show the average number of births, suicide births and the suicide rate per 1000 births for each month during 1903–1950 in the Traditional Lifestyle cohort. This cohort was defined as those born in Greenland from 1903 to 1950 who died by suicide during 1968–2007. Table 3 also shows the average number of births during 1961–1980, the average number of suicide births during 1961–1980 and the suicide rate per 1000 births for each month in the Modern Lifestyle cohort. This cohort was defined as those born in Greenland from 1961 to 1980 who died by suicide during 1968–2007