Variation of suicide with socio-economic status (SES) in urban NSW (Australia) during 1985 1994. by sex and country or region of birth, was examined using Poisson regression analysis of vital statistics and population data (age >=15 yr).
Quintiles of SES were defined by municipality of residence and comparisons of suicide by SES were adjusted for age and country (or region) of birth (COB). and examined by COB.
Risk of suicide in females was 28% that of males for all adults and 21% for youth (age 15-24 yr).
Suicide risk was lower in males from southern Europe, Middle East and Asia, and higher in northern and eastern European males, compared to the Australian-born.
Risks for suicide increased significantly with decreasing SES in males, but not in females.
The relationship of male suicide and SES was stronger when controlled for COB.
For males, the relative risk of suicide, adjusted for age and COB, was 66% higher in the lowest SES quintile compared to the highest quintile, and 39% higher for youth (age 15 24 yr).
For male suicide, the population attributable fraction for SES (less than the highest quintile) was 27%. Analysis of SES differentials in male suicide according to COB indicated a significant inverse suicide gradient in relation to SES for the Australian-born and those born in New-Zealand and the United Kingdom or Eire, but not in non-English speaking COB groups, except for Asia. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Suicide, Epidémiologie, Milieu urbain, Nouvelle Galles du Sud, Australie, Océanie, Santé mentale, Statut socioéconomique, Sexe, Lieu naissance, Immigrant, Homme, Mortalité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide, Epidemiology, Urban environment, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania, Mental health, Socioeconomic status, Sex, Birth place, Immigrant, Human, Mortality
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Cote : 99-0045762
Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 31/05/1999.