Farmer suicide: Data from the Queensland Suicide Register (QSR) and Psychological Autopsy case studies

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Title Farmer suicide: Data from the Queensland Suicide Register (QSR) and Psychological Autopsy case studies
Author Milner, Allison Joy; De Leo, Diego; Hawgood, Jacinta
Publication Title 4th Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Association for Suicide Prevention
Year Published 2010
Abstract The link between suicide and certain occupations has been the subject of recent research with higher rates indicated for farmers, building construction, transport workers and cleaners. Increased suicide rates in farmers are of particular interest since their rates are the highest for males and females compared to the employed population of suicides in Queensland, and suicides are apparent throughout the whole of the working aged period (15-64 years). This study identifies critical contributing factors associated with farmer suicide including demographic (age and gender), psychiatric, occupational, social, cultural and environmental factors (including method choice). Logistic regression and odds ratios are used to demonstrate significant differences between farmer and non-farmer suicides based on QSR data (1990-2007), enriched with qualitative case study information obtained from a Psychological Autopsy study. Interpretations and implications for future research and suicide prevention are discussed.
Peer Reviewed No
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.iasp.info/congresses.php
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2010. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference’s website or contact the authors.
Conference name 4th Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Association for Suicide Prevention
Location Brisbane
Date From 2010-12-17
Date To 2010-12-20
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/37229
Date Accessioned 2011-01-18
Date Available 2012-02-10T01:17:30Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Mental Health
Publication Type Conference Publications (Extract Paper)
Publication Type Code e3

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