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Article: Psychiatric history modifies the gender ratio of suicide: An East and West comparison

TitlePsychiatric history modifies the gender ratio of suicide: An East and West comparison
Authors
KeywordsAustralia
Cross-cultural comparison
Gender identity
Hong Kong
Suicide
Issue Date2009
PublisherSpringer Medizin. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/steinkopff/psychiatrie/journal/127
Citation
Social Psychiatry And Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2009, v. 44 n. 2, p. 130-134 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: Gender ratios of suicide rates differ greatly across countries. Victoria has a high male:female ratio in suicide that is typical in English-speaking and European countries, while in Hong Kong the low ratio is similar to other SouthEast Asian countries. This study investigates the effect of gender in the psychiatric and non-psychiatric populations to examine how psychiatric history may modulate the effect of gender in these two different communities. Method: Review of coronial documentation of all suicide cases in 2000 in Hong Kong and Victoria, Australia. Log-linear model was used to test the gender-psychiatric history-location interaction. Results: Gender difference in suicide was narrower in victims with psychiatric history than those without in both communities, albeit gender remained to have an effect even among those with a psychiatric history in Victoria. The impact of cultural- and gender-specific factors is most apparent in suicide cases with no prior psychiatric history in Victoria: the male:female ratio was as high as 8:1 in this group of victims. Log-linear model results show that the gender-psychiatric history-location interaction was statistically significant. Conclusions: The gender differentials in suicide rates in these two communities are mainly driven by gender's effect in the population with no psychiatric history. Severe clinical conditions can override some, but not all, of gender's effects in Victoria. Suicide prevention effort should target gender-specific factors to prevent suicides in men without history of psychiatric disorders. © Springer-Verlag 2008.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/59726
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.513
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.095
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dc.contributor.authorLiu, KYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChen, EYHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, ASZen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T03:56:10Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T03:56:10Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSocial Psychiatry And Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2009, v. 44 n. 2, p. 130-134en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0933-7954en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/59726-
dc.description.abstractObjective: Gender ratios of suicide rates differ greatly across countries. Victoria has a high male:female ratio in suicide that is typical in English-speaking and European countries, while in Hong Kong the low ratio is similar to other SouthEast Asian countries. This study investigates the effect of gender in the psychiatric and non-psychiatric populations to examine how psychiatric history may modulate the effect of gender in these two different communities. Method: Review of coronial documentation of all suicide cases in 2000 in Hong Kong and Victoria, Australia. Log-linear model was used to test the gender-psychiatric history-location interaction. Results: Gender difference in suicide was narrower in victims with psychiatric history than those without in both communities, albeit gender remained to have an effect even among those with a psychiatric history in Victoria. The impact of cultural- and gender-specific factors is most apparent in suicide cases with no prior psychiatric history in Victoria: the male:female ratio was as high as 8:1 in this group of victims. Log-linear model results show that the gender-psychiatric history-location interaction was statistically significant. Conclusions: The gender differentials in suicide rates in these two communities are mainly driven by gender's effect in the population with no psychiatric history. Severe clinical conditions can override some, but not all, of gender's effects in Victoria. Suicide prevention effort should target gender-specific factors to prevent suicides in men without history of psychiatric disorders. © Springer-Verlag 2008.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer Medizin. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/steinkopff/psychiatrie/journal/127 en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiologyen_HK
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.subjectAustraliaen_HK
dc.subjectCross-cultural comparisonen_HK
dc.subjectGender identityen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectSuicideen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Cultural Comparison-
dc.subject.meshData Collection - methods - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiology-
dc.subject.meshMental Disorders - diagnosis - epidemiology-
dc.subject.meshSuicide - statistics and numerical data-
dc.titlePsychiatric history modifies the gender ratio of suicide: An East and West comparisonen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailChen, EYH: eyhchen@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailYip, PSF: sfpyip@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00127-008-0413-2en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid18661085-
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