Year: 2005 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.187, (July 2005), p.49-54 SIEC No: 20052100

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)