Dr. Nate Peach
This study looked at average temperature, amount of rainfall and amount of sunshine in all 36 Oregon counties and how they affect suicide rates. Climate information was gathered over the past 30 years and suicide rates were measured between the years 2013 and 2016. It was hypothesized that there would be a negative relationship between low temperature and suicide rates. It was also predicted that there would be a negative relationship between high temperatures and suicide rates. This study found that there was a negative relationship between average high temperature and sucide rates. It also found there is to be a negative relationship between median household income and suicide rates.
Hailu, Elshadai and Hernandez, Maria, "The Effects of Climate on Suicide Rates in 36 Oregon Counties" (2019). Student Scholarship - School of Business. 14.