Suicide in New South Wales: the NSW suicide data report.
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The NSW Suicide Prevention Strategy has identified suicide prevention as a high priority for government and the community. Death by suicide is a relatively uncommon event; however, more people in NSW now die from suicide than road injury. Nationally, two per cent of all deaths were attributed to suicide in 1998. This article describes the Suicide in New South Wales—The NSW Suicide Data Report, which has been developed and produced by the Centre for Mental Health, and presents improved information on suicide, hospitalisation following attempted suicide, and risk of suicide, both at a state and an area health service level.