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Economic stress in childhood and suicide thoughts and suicide attempts : a population-based study among adults

Lindström, M. LU and Rosvall, M. LU (2018) In Public Health 163. p.42-45
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Objectives: To investigate associations between economic stress in childhood and suicide thoughts and attempts. Study design: The 2012 public health survey in Scania, Sweden, is a cross-sectional postal questionnaire study including 28,029 participants, aged 18–80 years. Methods: Associations were analyzed in logistic regressions. Results: A 12.1% prevalence of men and 15.5% of women had ever experienced suicide thoughts, while 3.2% of men and 5.3% of women had experienced suicide attempt. Roughly 24% had experienced less severe and 8% severe economic problems in childhood. Significant associations between economic stress in childhood and suicide thoughts and attempts remained throughout the age-adjusted and multiple adjusted analyses.... (More)

Objectives: To investigate associations between economic stress in childhood and suicide thoughts and attempts. Study design: The 2012 public health survey in Scania, Sweden, is a cross-sectional postal questionnaire study including 28,029 participants, aged 18–80 years. Methods: Associations were analyzed in logistic regressions. Results: A 12.1% prevalence of men and 15.5% of women had ever experienced suicide thoughts, while 3.2% of men and 5.3% of women had experienced suicide attempt. Roughly 24% had experienced less severe and 8% severe economic problems in childhood. Significant associations between economic stress in childhood and suicide thoughts and attempts remained throughout the age-adjusted and multiple adjusted analyses. Conclusions: Economic stress in childhood is associated with self-reported suicide thoughts and suicide attempts in an adult general population.

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10.1016/j.puhe.2018.06.014
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  author       = {Lindström, M. and Rosvall, M.},
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  keyword      = {Economic stress,Suicide,Sweden},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {10},
  pages        = {42--45},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Public Health},
  title        = {Economic stress in childhood and suicide thoughts and suicide attempts : a population-based study among adults},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2018.06.014},
  volume       = {163},
  year         = {2018},
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