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Suicide Rates in Nordic Prisons 2000-2016

Morthorst, Britt Reuter; Mehlum, Lars; Palsson, Sigurdur P.; Muhlmann, Charlotte; Hammerlin, Yngve; Madsen, Trine; Nordentoft, Merete; Erlangsen, Annette


Objective: To compare suicide rates of people in prison and the general population in the Nordic countries. Methods: Data on deaths by suicide and person-years for people in prison and the general population were obtained for the Nordic countries during 20002016. Age-standardized rate ratios were calculated. Results: The suicide rate in the Nordic countries overall was 110.1 (95% CI = 98.1, 122.2) per 100,000 person-years for people in prison. A significant decline was noted for the suicide...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020-04-06
Type: Journal article
Source: Archives of Suicide Research
DOI: 10.1080/13811118.2020.1746943


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