Journal article

Suicide by young Australians, 2006-2015: a cross-sectional analysis of national coronial data

Nicole TM Hill, Katrina Witt, Gowri Rajaram, Patrick D McGorry, Jo Robinson

The Medical Journal of Australia | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the demographic, social, and clinical characteristics of young Australians who die by suicide. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of National Coronial Information System (NCIS) data. SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: People aged 10-24 years who died by suicide in Australia during 2006-2015. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Demographic, social, and clinical characteristics of young people who died by suicide; circumstances of death recorded in the NCIS. RESULTS: 3365 young people died of suicide during 2006-2015 (including 2473 boys and men, 73.5%); 1292 people (38.4%) lived in areas of greater socio-economic disadvantage. Free text reports were included in the NCIS for 3027 people (90%), of whom..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowships


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Sarah Hetrick for her help with grouping the mental health symptoms included in our study. Our study was funded by the William Buckland Foundation and the Future Generations Global Foundation. Jo Robinson and Katrina Witt are supported by National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowships (1142348, 1177787). Patrick McGorry is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellowship (1155508).