Socio-economic Inequalities in Suicide: a European Comparative Study
Lorant V~~Kunst A E~~et al.
A prospective follow-up of censuses matched with vital statistics in 10 European populations was used to present a first European overview of socio-economic inequalities in suicide mortality among men & women. The results show that in men a low level of educational attainment was a risk factor for suicide in 8 out of 10 countries. Suicide inequalities were smaller & less consistent in women. In most countries, the greater the socio-economic disadvantage, the higher the risk of suicide. (LC) (29 refs)