Socioeconomic factors and suicide mortality trends in Taipei City between 1991 and 2004

Shu Han Yu, Ying Yeh Chen, Yen Feng Chiu, Chiao Chicy Chen, Chen Huan Chiu, Chian Jue Kuo, Hang Chang, Yen Jen Sung

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Abstract

Objectives: To examine the relationship between socioeconomic factors and suicide mortality trends in Taipei City between 1991 and 2004. Methods: We used data obtained from the Taipei City Bureau of Health to assess Pearson's correlation coefficients between a series of socioeconomic factors, such as unemployment rates, social mobility rates, divorce rates, percentage of single person households, and poverty rates, and age-standardized suicide mortality rates. Cochrane-Orcutt regression was used to evaluate the relationship between socioeconomic factors and suicide death rates; the analysis was stratified by age and gender. Results: Pearson' s correlation analysis showed that with the exception of the female labor force participation rate, all socioeconomic factors had a significant association with suicide death rates (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-74
Number of pages9
JournalTaiwan Journal of Public Health
Volume26
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007

Keywords

  • Female labor force participation
  • Social mobility rate
  • Socioeconomic factors
  • Suicide rate
  • Unemployment rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Yu, S. H., Chen, Y. Y., Chiu, Y. F., Chen, C. C., Chiu, C. H., Kuo, C. J., Chang, H., & Sung, Y. J. (2007). Socioeconomic factors and suicide mortality trends in Taipei City between 1991 and 2004. Taiwan Journal of Public Health, 26(1), 66-74.