Year: 2003 Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, v.29, no.1, (February 2003), p.15-21 SIEC No: 20080487

This study compared the relationships of unemployment, part-time work, non-labour force participation, & full-time work with attempted suicide. The research used a database of 27,446 potential labour force participants that combined information on health care utilization in Manitoba with detailed information from the 1986 census. 144 persons who attempted suicide after the census were identified. Step-wise multiple logistic regression, controlled for multiple confounding variables, revealed unemployment, part-time work, & being out of the labour force were all associated with attempted suicide. A dose-response relationship was observed between weeks worked in 1985 & suicide attempts after the census. (31 refs.)