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Measures of mental, physical, and social wellbeing and their association with death by suicide and self-harm in a cohort of 266,324 persons aged 45 years and over

Erlangsen, Annette; Banks, Emily; Joshy, Grace; Calear, Alison; Welsh, Jennifer; Batterham, Philip; Salvador-Carulla, Luis


Purpose The aim of this study was to examine the relation of mental, physical, and social wellbeing measures to death by suicide and self-harm (SH). Methods Using a cohort design, questionnaire data on 266,324 responders aged ≥ 45 years, living in NSW, Australia were linked to hospital and death databases during 2006–2017. Adjusted incidence rate ratios (IRR) were calculated. Results Overall, 212 suicides and 723 SH episodes were observed. A dose–response relationship with suicidal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00127-020-01929-2


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