Journal article

Suicide among male road and rail drivers in Australia: a retrospective mortality study

Allison Milner, Kathryn Page, Anthony D LaMontagne

ROAD & TRANSPORT RESEARCH | ARRB GROUP LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

Objectives: This paper aims to describe the epidemiology of suicide among males employed in driving occupations (road and rail) compared to other male occupations in Australia. Methods: Suicide cases among road and rail drivers were extracted from a national dataset of occupationally coded suicide cases for the period 2001 to 2010. Suicide rates per 100 000 were calculated and standardised using the Australian standard population (2001). Incidence rate ratios (IRR) with 95% confidence intervals were calculated using Mantell Haenszel rates and compared to all employed suicide cases. Results: The majority of suicides in this occupational category occurred in truck drivers, followed by road and..

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Grants

Awarded by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Capacity Building Grant in Population Health and Health Services Research


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (SRG-1-091-13), the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Capacity Building Grant in Population Health and Health Services Research (ID: 546248) and a Centre grant from the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (Melbourne). The funding source had no involvement in the study design; collection, analysis and interpretation data; the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the paper for publication.