Suicide attempts and self-harm during a dramatic national economic transition: a population-based study in Iceland.

@article{sgeirsdttir2016SuicideAA,
  title={Suicide attempts and self-harm during a dramatic national economic transition: a population-based study in Iceland.},
  author={Hildur G {\'A}sgeirsd{\'o}ttir and Tinna Laufey {\'A}sgeirsd{\'o}ttir and Ullakarin Nyberg and Thordis K Thorsteinsdottir and Brynjolfur Arni Mogensen and P{\'a}ll Matth{\'i}asson and Sigrun Helga Lund and Unnur Anna Valdimarsd{\'o}ttir and Arna Katr{\'i}n Hauksd{\'o}ttir},
  journal={European journal of public health},
  year={2016},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={
          339-345
        }
}
Background Macroeconomic downturns have been associated with increased suicide rates. This study examined potential changes in suicide attempts and self-harm in Iceland during a period of major economic transition (2003-12). Methods Data were retrieved from the National University Hospital in Reykjavik (population size: 204.725), containing all ICD-10 diagnoses connected to potential suicidal behaviour. Poisson regression models were used to compare attendance rates before and after the 2008… CONTINUE READING
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