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Document ID (ISN)40644
CIS number 83-1774
ISBN(s) 951-801-330-6
Year 1982
Convention or series no. Työterveyslaitoksen tutkimuksia 189
Author(s) Leivonniemi A.
Title Suicide among seamen
Original title Merimiesten itsemurkat [in Finnish]
Bibliographic information Työterveyslaitos, Julkaisutoimisto, Laajaniityntie 1, 01620 Vantaa 62, Finland, 1982. 60p. Illus. 40 ref. Price: Fmk.25.00.
Abstract A statistical analysis of 117 cases of suicide by Finnish seamen between 1965 and 1977. Age, married status, work on ship, alcohol consumption and method of suicide were among the variables analysed. For crew members, the rate of suicide was 2.5 times higher than among the general population. The highest frequency was among crew members who were 25-34 years old, were unmarried, working on tankers and who changed ships frequently.
Descriptors (primary) work in isolation; sea transport; ships; suicide
Descriptors (secondary) Finland; statistical evaluation; tankers; alcoholism
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Water transportation
Psychological factors
Alcohol and drug abuse