Why women attempt suicide: the role of mental illness and social disadvantage in a community cohort study in India

@article{Maselko2008WhyWA,
  title={Why women attempt suicide: the role of mental illness and social disadvantage in a community cohort study in India},
  author={Joanna Maselko and Vrushti Patel},
  journal={Journal of Epidemiology \& Community Health},
  year={2008},
  volume={62},
  pages={817 - 822}
}
  • J. Maselko, V. Patel
  • Published 13 August 2008
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
Context: The relative importance of illness (physical and mental) and social disadvantage as risk factors for suicide is controversial. Objectives: To describe the risk for attempted suicide in women when it is associated with social disadvantage and physical and mental illness. Methods: Data were analysed from a population-based cohort study of women aged 18–50, in Goa, India (n = 2494). Baseline information was collected on socioeconomic factors, gender disadvantage and physical and mental… 

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