Accession Number : AD0700286

Title :   SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND MEDICAL EXPLANATIONS OF 'PSYCHOGENIC' DEATH RATE DIFFERENCES: A CROSS-NATIONAL ANALYSIS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROCHESTER UNIV N Y MANAGEMENT RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Barrett,Gerald V. ; Franke,Richard H.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Social, economic, and medical variables correlated with 'psychogenic' death rates across about 30 countries, while McClelland psychological needs did not. Status integration correlated positively with homicide, negatively with suicide and ulcers deaths. Low life expectancy, wealth, economic growth, wine consumption, and zinc (cadmium) consumption correlated with deaths from homicide, suicide, ulcers, cirrhosis, and hypertension, respectively. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MORTALITY RATES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), (*ENVIRONMENT, LIFE EXPECTANCY), PUBLIC HEALTH, HYPERTENSION, ULCERS, LIVER, DISEASES, AIR POLLUTION, WATER POLLUTION, ZINC, ALCOHOLS, FOOD POISONING

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE