Tuesday, October 05, 2004

The Effect of Country Music on Suicide:
This article assesses the link between country music and metropolitan suicide rates... the results of a multiple regression analysis of 49 metropolitan areas show that the greater the airtime devoted to country music, the greater the white suicide rate. The effect is independent of divorce, southernness, poverty, and gun availability.
winner of the 2004 ig nobel prize in medicine@#

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