Gender and suicide risk among artists: a multivariate analysis.

  title={Gender and suicide risk among artists: a multivariate analysis.},
  author={Steven John Stack},
  journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior},
  volume={26 4},
Research on mental disorders among male artists has suggested that artists are at risk of suicide. However, given that men are higher in suicide risk than women, the presumed suicide risk of artists may be an artifact of sampling bias. A logistic regression analysis of data from 21 states finds that artists have 270% higher risk of suicide than nonartists. However, after controlling for gender and sociodemographic variables, this risk level is reduced to 125%. The findings are related to both… CONTINUE READING
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