The authors assessed sensitivity, specificity, and predictive value of official police suicide rates and compared them to municipal workers.
Deaths officially classified as suicide, accidental, and undetermined were submitted to a panel of medical examiners for validation.
Six cases originally in the accident and undetermined rubric were reclassified as suicide.
Official police suicide rates had less sensitivity (83.3% compared to 92.3%) of actual suicides than municipal worker rates.
Police suicide rates also showed a lower negative proportion than municipal worker rates (86.2% compared to 98.7%). A generalizable sensitivity proportion equation for assessing suicide rates in other police groups is presented.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Suicide, Policier, Validité, Taux, Etude comparative, Homme, Personnel municipal
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Suicide, Policeman, Validity, Rate, Comparative study, Human
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Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 199608.