Journal article

Suicide among emergency and protective service workers: A retrospective mortality study in Australia, 2001 to 2012

A Milner, K Witt, H Maheen, AD LaMontagne

WORK-A JOURNAL OF PREVENTION ASSESSMENT & REHABILITATION | IOS PRESS | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Emergency and protective services personnel (e.g., police, ambulance, fire-fighters, defence, prison and security officers) report elevated levels of job stress and health problems. While population-level research is lacking, there has been some research suggesting suicide rates may be elevated in emergency and protective services. OBJECTIVES: This paper compares suicide rates between emergency and protective services occupational groups over a 12-year period (2001-2012) in Australia. METHOD: Labour force data was obtained from the 2006 Australian Census. Suicide data was obtained from the National Coroners Information System (NCIS). Negative binomial regression was used to estim..

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Grants

Awarded by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (SRG-1-091-13), the Society for Mental Health Research, 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.