In a sample of the Finnish general population (n=4868), 2.4% of women and 2.3% of men reported having thought about suicide during the preceding 12 months.
The prevalence of parasuicide was correspondingly 0.9% in women and 1.1% in men, higher figures than have previously been found or estimated.
Most suicidal individuals (85%) had contacted general practitioners or other primary care services during the previous 12 months, and a minority (20%) had made contact with psychiatric services.
General practitioners and other primary care services are thus in a key position to identify suicidal behaviour in the Finnish general population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Idée suicide, Tentative suicide, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Sexe, Santé mentale, Finlande, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide ideation, Suicide attempt, Incidence, Epidemiology, Sex, Mental health, Finland, Europe, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0357239
Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 25/01/1999.