|Document ID (ISN)||109563|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Petersen M.R., Burnett C.A.
||The suicide mortality of working physicians and dentists
||Jan. 2008, Vol.58, No.1, p.25-29. 21 ref.
||http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/58/1/25 [in English]
09-0729.pdf [in English]
||Using all deaths and corresponding census data in 26 states of the United States from 1984 to 1992, this study examined the suicide risk for physicians and dentists. Age-standardized suicide rate ratios (SRRs) were calculated for white male and white female physicians and white male dentists. For white female physicians, the suicide rate was elevated compared to the general working population (SRR 2.39). For white male physicians and dentists, the overall suicide rates were reduced (SRR 0.80 and 0.68 respectively). For older male physicians and dentists, however, elevated suicide rates were observed. Other findings are discussed.
||USA; suicide; risk factors; dental services; health services
||mortality; sex-linked differences; age-linked differences
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Health care services