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Prevalence of suicidal behaviours in two Australian general population surveys: methodological considerations when comparing across studies

Fairweather-Schmidt, A Kate; Anstey, Kaarin


PURPOSE: To investigate whether methodological differences between two Australian general population surveys have the capacity to affect the apparent prevalence rates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. METHODS: 609 Wave 1 of the Personality and Total Health (PATH) Through Life Project participants, and 83 participants derived from the 1997 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (NSMHWB) met the criteria for inclusion (suicidal ideation/suicide attempt). Analysis involved...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-04
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemilogy 47.4 (2012): 515-522
DOI: 10.1007/s00127-011-0369-5


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