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Age and Gender Differences Among Australian Suicide Ideators: Prevalences and Correlates

Fairweather, Kate; Anstey, Kaarin; Jorm, Anthony F; Christensen, Helen; Rodgers, Bryan


We investigated the prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation in an Australian population sample at three stages of adulthood. Random sampling of a community acquired 7485 participants. Cohorts were 20 to 24, 40 to 44, or 60 to 64 years old. Twelve-month prevalence of suicidal ideation was 8.2%. Suicidal ideation was highest among the youngest cohort. Males with chronic physical illness were more prone to suicidal ideation, as were those aged 20 to 24 and 60 to 64. Furthermore,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
DOI: 10.1097/01.nmd.0000254746.15325.fa


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