Living circumstances of suicide mortality in a South African city: an ecological study of differences across race groups and sexes.

@article{Burrows2005LivingCO,
  title={Living circumstances of suicide mortality in a South African city: an ecological study of differences across race groups and sexes.},
  author={Stephanie J. Burrows and Lucie Laflamme},
  journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={
          592-603
        }
}
In this study the importance of living area circumstances for suicide mortality was explored. Suicide mortality was assessed across race and sex groups in a South African city and the influence of area-based compositional and sociophysical characteristics on suicide risk was considered. Suicide mortality rates are highest among Whites, in particular White males. Main--and independent--dimensions of the living circumstances of residential areas (i.e., socioeconomic circumstances, economic need… CONTINUE READING
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