Suicide rates for New Zealanders identified as Maori were analysed for the period 1957-91 and compared with those for non-Maori people.
Overall, Maori men had about half the risk of suicide of non-Maori men, and Maori women one-third the risk of non-Maori women.
Nevertheless, there was a sharp increase in suicide rates for Maori aged 15-24 years during the period studied, with rates for the 1987-91 time period of 35.2/100,000 for men and 6.0/100,000 for women.
These were similar to the high suicide rates of young non-Maori New Zealanders.
Suicide among Maori in pre-European times appears to have been embedded in traditional culture and may have occurred particularly among bereaved women ; today the pattern is one of high rates in young men who are likely to have been alienated from their culture.
Mots-clés Pascal : Suicide, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Etude comparative, Etude longitudinale, Ethnie, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie, Milieu culturel, Homme, Ethnie Maori
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Comparative study, Follow up study, Ethnic group, New Zealand, Oceania, Cultural environment, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0039121
Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 01/03/1996.