Year: 1997 Source: Psychological Reports, v.81, no.1, (August 1997), p.323-332 SIEC No: 20011258

The suicide statistics for 2 high income areas & 2 low income areas of Stockholm county with, respectively, low & high proportions of immigrant residents, were compared on health & socioeconomic factors to ascertain whether differences in such indicators might explain the overrepresentation of immigrants previously found in cases of definite & undetermined suicide. Interrelations among low income, immigrant status, & poor benefit of psychiatric care suggest that proneness to suicidal behaviour among immigrants may have a social psychiatric explanation. (37 refs.)