Geographic variation, economic activity, and labor market characteristics in trajectories of suicide in the United States, 2008 to 2020

Suicide rates have increased in the U.S. over the past 15 years with substantial geographic variation in these increases; yet there have been few attempts to cluster counties by the magnitude of suicide rate changes by intercept and slope or to identify the economic precursors of increases. We used Vital Statistics data and growth mixture […]

Hotel suicides in Australia 2006-2017: Examining the frequency, characteristics, and spatial clustering

Background: This study investigated the frequency, characteristics, and geospatial clustering of hotel suicides in Australia to inform suicide prevention efforts. Aims: (1) To determine the proportion of suicide deaths that occurred in hotels, (2) to determine differences in demographic characteristics of hotel deaths compared to other locations, (3) to assess level of planning, and (4) to determine whether […]

Time trends and geographical patterns in suicide among Greenland Inuit

Background: Between 1980 and 2018 Greenland has had one of the highest suicide rates in the world with an average rate of 96 suicides per 100,000 people annually. The aim of this study is to investigate suicide rates in Greenland according to age, birth cohort, period, sex, place of residence and suicide method from 1970 until […]

Spatiotemporal patterns of suicide in Korea from 2009 to 2019 using geographic information systems

Objective: When analyzing factors related to suicide, it is necessary to consider the regional characteristics of the areas where individuals live in addition to individual factors. This study aimed to investigate the spatiotemporal association between suicide rates and geographic features and the patterns of this association for all administrative areas in South Korea from 2009 […]

Spatial analysis of mental health and suicide clustering among older adults in North Carolina: An exploratory analysis

Late-in-life suicide is a major public health issue, with adults over 65 comprising 18% of all suicide deaths. Yet, little research has identified geographic concentrations of older populations at-risk for the psychological conditions in the pathway of suicide. This research identified spatial clustering of suicide, anxiety, depression, and self-injury among older adults in North Carolina […]

Single and combined effects of marital status, education attainment, and employment status on suicide among working-age population: A case-control study in South Korea

Background Suicide in the working-age population is an important public health issue. This group is heterogeneous regarding marital status, education level, and employment status, which are generally important socioeconomic factors for suicide, and has a wide age range. This study aims to explore the individual and combined effect of these socioeconomic factors on suicide in different age […]

Geospatial identification of high youth suicide risk areas via electronic health records: Avenues for research and prevention efforts

Objective As suicide risk screening becomes more common in healthcare settings, geospatial coding of behavioral health data may offer a means for identifying areas of elevated suicide risk for use in public health prevention efforts. The present study demonstrates an analytic approach for using universal suicide risk screening data to identify areas of elevated suicide […]