In this cross-cultural, nation-wide study including all immigrant groups in Sweden, over 10 000 suicides and undetermined cases occurring during the period 1987-1991 were analysed.
Diagnoses of the underlying causes of death were classified according to ICD-9, all of the alternatives E950-E959 and E980-E989 being selected.
Definite and overall suicide rates were estimated for each immigrant group represented.
We found an overrepresentation of immigrants in the Swedish suicide statistics nation-wide.
A total of 15 countries (60% of the immigrant population) manifested more observed than expected suicides and undetermined cases.
This overrepresentation was statistically significant among immigrants from Russia, Finland, Germany, Denmark and Norway (the immigrant population of these countries represents nearly 50% of the total population of immigrants in Sweden).
Other nationalities with an increased suicide incidence were from Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Korea, The Netherlands, France, Spain and Uruguay.
The risk of an immigrant dying of a cause related to suicide was found to be 1.5 times higher than that for a native Swede. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Suicide, Facteur risque, Immigrant, Ethnie, Milieu culturel, Environnement social, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Suède, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide, Risk factor, Immigrant, Ethnic group, Cultural environment, Social environment, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Sweden, Europe, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0445722
Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 03/02/1998.