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Socioeconomic position and suicidal behaviour in rural Sri Lanka: a prospective cohort study of 168,000+ people

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Lower socioeconomic position (SEP) is associated with an increased risk of suicidal behaviour in high income countries, but this association is not established in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).

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We investigated the association of SEP with suicidal behaviour in a prospective cohort study of 168,771 Sri Lankans followed up for episodes of attempted suicide and suicide. SEP data were collected at baseline at the h...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s00127-019-01672-3

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Publisher:
Springer Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology Journal website
Volume:
54
Issue:
7
Pages:
843–855
Publication date:
2019-02-21
Acceptance date:
2019-02-12
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EISSN:
1433-9285
ISSN:
0933-7954
Pmid:
30790026
Source identifiers:
976286
Language:
English
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uuid:51258909-b15b-41c3-90f3-d2b9d759aa0c
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pubs:976286
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2019-02-27

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