Year: 1994 Source: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, v.25, no.2, (February 1994), p.197-203 SIEC No: 19940239

Suicide rates among industrial groups were examined systematically using death certificate data from 1984 through 1989 in Alabama. People employed in public administration had the lowest rate, in comparison to the construction industry which had the highest rate. Employees in the mining industry experienced a similarly high rate. The differences of suicide rates may be related to sociodemographic differences, self-selection for occupation, ease of access to lethal agents, or job stress. (22 ref)