Year: 2002 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.106, no.5, (November 2002), p.373-380 SIEC No: 20080777

A random sample of people living in a single county in Iowa were surveyed. 1617 participants, age 18 & older, were asked about suicide ideation in the past year as well as mood, alcohol use, social support, & stressful life events. About 8.2% of the sample reported suicide ideation. Depressive symptoms, problems resulting from alcohol use, infrequent social contact, & financial loss characterized this group. Depressive symptoms were the strongest correlate of suicide ideation in this rural sample. In the multivariate analysis, financial loss rather than low income remained a significant correlate of suicide ideation after controlling for depression. (31 refs.)