Year: 2007 Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, v.35, no.3, (2007), p.265-271 SIEC No: 20080276

Using a large cohort of western Canadian sawmill workers (n=28,794), the association between psychosocial work conditions & attempted & completed suicide was investigated. Records of attempted & completed suicide were accessed through a provincial hospital discharge registry to identify cases that were then matched using a nested case control method. In multivariate models, controlling for sociodemographic & occupational confounders, low psychological demand was associated with increased odds for completed suicide, & low social support was associated with increased odds for attempted suicides. (35 refs.)