Year: 1999 Source: Omega, v.39, no.3, (1999), p.229-232 SIEC No: 19990680

This study explores suicide risk among American carpenters. 1990 data is used. A bivariate analysis finds that carpenters are 1.996 times more likely than the rest of the working population to die by suicide. However, once controls are introduced for gender, ethnicity, marital status & other sociodemographic variables, carpenters are only 1.15 times more at risk for suicide than the working age population. The results are consistent with those of an earlier study of labourers. (11 refs.)