UAA grad student's research on suicide rates and higher latitudes highlighted in the 'ADN'
by Michelle Saport |
Erik Woelber, graduate student at UAA, and Deborah Hull-Jilly, program manager with the state's Epidemiology section's Injury Surveillance Program, recently published a study of suicide in Alaska suggesting the rate of intentional, self-inflicted death gets higher the farther north a community is located. In the statistical model used by the researchers, the suicide rate jumped 18 percent for every 5-degree increase in latitude (about 345 miles). Head over to ADN.com to read out more about the research.