Year: 1993 Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, v.47, no.3, (June 1993), p.181-185 SIEC No: 19930870

The objective of this study was to investigate the association between negative social events and physical illness. The study demonstrated that: 1. the stress induced in the community by major negative social events in Hong Kong had been increasing; and, 2. this stress is associated with attempted suicide but not with diabetes mellitus or coronary heart disease. (28 refs.)