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Ethnic differences in self-poisoning
  1. N. Wright,
  2. W. N. Trethowan,
  3. J. Owens

    Abstract

    Factors associated with self-poisoning have been compared between the immigrant communities of West Birmingham and the local indigenous population. The annual rate of admission to hospital with self-poisoning is increasing most rapidly in the West Indian community which, together with the Asian, shows a lower mean age and greater incidence than the Caucasian population. Reasons for overdosage and admissions offered by the various ethnic groups are also compared.

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