Journal article

Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among Australian adults.

J Pirkis, P Burgess, D Dunt

Crisis | Published : 2000

Abstract

Too little is known about suicidal thoughts and behaviors at a population level to recommend appropriate preventive strategies. Using data from the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (NSMHWB), this study examined rates of, and risk factors for, suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. For 10,641 respondents, the 12-month and lifetime cumulative incidence rates of suicidal ideation were 3.4% and 16.0%, respectively; the 12-month and lifetime cumulative incidence rates of suicide attempts were 0.4% and 3.6%, respectively. 12-month ideation was associated with anxiety disorders (relative risk ratio [RRR] = 3.51; population attributable risk percent [PAR%] = 19.6%), affecti..

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