Year: 2001 Source: Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology, (33rd: 2000: Los Angeles), p.190-193 SIEC No: 20051055

The authors highlight the findings of a study that compared women who died by suicide with women who died from accidental causes. They hypothesized that women who were married, had higher levels of education, were employed & of higher socioeconomic status were at lower risk of suicide. They also tested whether the presence of psychiatric symptoms & suicidal ideation during the last month of life, an alcohol abuse history, & a psychiatric history were associated with having a higher relative risk of suicide in women.