Effects of the sex ratio and socioeconomic deprivation on male mortality

We explored relationships between male mortality and the sex ratio. (We tested relationships across 142 societies and in longitudinal data from Scotland. A male-biased sex ratio was associated with reduced mortality by intentional self-harm across 142 societies. This was replicated in longitudinal Scottish data, and men were less likely to die by suicide and assault […]

Sex differences in suicides among children and youth: The potential impact of help-seeking behaviour

Objective: To describe sex differences in health service use among children and youth who died by suicide. Method: This is a retrospective study of children and youth (aged 10 to 25 years) living in Ontario who died by suicide between April 1, 2003, and December 31, 2007. Coroner records were individually linked to outpatient physician […]