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Document ID (ISN)109563
CIS number 09-729
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Petersen M.R., Burnett C.A.
Title The suicide mortality of working physicians and dentists
Bibliographic information Jan. 2008, Vol.58, No.1, p.25-29. 21 ref.
Internet access [in English]
09-0729.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) USA; suicide; risk factors; dental services; health services
Descriptors (secondary) mortality; sex-linked differences; age-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Health care services
Psychological factors