Table 1

Access to healthcare

StudyDesignTime periodCountry (region)InterventionResultsDirection of association
Lester et al, 1996S1 Time-Series1971–1989JapanOpened 35 suicide prevention centres during the intervention period.Suicide prevention centres were associated with reductions in suicide mortality among men (β=−0.52; p<0.05) but not women (β=0.07) only when adjusting for birth rate.Total: -
Male: --
Female: +
  • --, statistically significant reduction; β, beta coefficient; -, not statistically significant reduction; +, not statistically significant increase.