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Is socioeconomic position associated with risk of attempted suicide in rural Sri Lanka? A cross-sectional study of 165 000 individuals

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Background: Lower socioeconomic position (SEP) is associated with an increased risk of suicidal behaviour in high-income countries, but this association is unclear in low-income and middle-income countries.

Methods: We investigated the association of SEP with attempted suicide in a cross-sectional survey of 165 233 Sri Lankans. SEP data were collected at the household (assets, social standing (highest occupation of a household member), foreign employment and young (≤40 years) femal...

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10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014006

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Grant:
WT099874MA
GR090958
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
3
Pages:
e014006
Publication date:
2017-03-22
Acceptance date:
2017-01-05
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EISSN:
2044-6055
ISSN:
2044-6055
Source identifiers:
688896
Language:
English
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pubs:688896
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uuid:38d4df12-909f-452a-920a-54d1f10a51f8
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pubs:688896
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2017-05-23

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