Year: 2003 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.7, no.2, (2003), p.93-106 SIEC No: 20051344

Having investigated suicide mortality among the 250,000 immigrant Finns in Sweden (“Finnish Swedes”) 1982-1992, the authors found it to be very high for both sexes. The mean overall yearly rate was 48.2 per 100,000 – 2 times the Swedish rate & 1.6 times the Finnish. They also found that suicide mortality has increased among women. In most male groups, those who had taken Swedish citizenship had clearly lower rates than those who had not, while the reverse was true for most female groups. Implications for future research are discussed. (24 refs)