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ERIC Number: EJ811139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Does Marital Status Predict the Odds of Suicidal Death in Taiwan? A Seven-Year Population-Based Study
Yeh, Jui-Yuan; Xirasagar, Sudha; Liu, Tsai-Ching; Li, Chong-Yi; Lin, Herng-Ching
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v38 n3 p302-310 Jun 2008
Using nationwide, 7-year population-based data for 1997-2003, we examined marital status to see if it predicted suicide among the ethnic Chinese population of Taiwan. Using cause of death data, with a case-control design, two groups--total adult suicide deaths, n = 17,850, the study group, and adult deaths other than suicide, n = 71,400 (randomly selected from age, sex, and geographic region matched controls, four per suicide)--were studied. Using multiple logistic regression analysis including age-marital status interaction, adjusted estimates show divorced status to be the most detrimental for suicide propensity, with males showing stronger effect size. Females never married, aged below 35 and 65-plus, and widowed 65-plus had lower suicide odds.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan