Year: 2007 Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, v.35, no.2, (2007), p.133-139 SIEC No: 20080277

Sex-specific crude & adjusted odds ratios for suicide by age, ethnicity, & city were assessed using logistic regression. For males, compared with the reference groups, the odds of suicide were significantly higher during middle adulthood, among Asians and particularly among Whites, & among residents of all but one city. Patterns for women differed in magnitude & distribution. Suicide odds were significantly higher in all age groups, particularly 15-24 years, among Whites, & among residents of all other cities, particuarly Nelson Mandela or Buffalo City. Age, ethnicity, & city play independent roles in sex-specific South African urban suicide rates. (28 refs.)