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The influence of the economic and social environment on deliberate self-harm and suicide: an ecological and person-based study

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Background. Geographic variations in the incidence of deliberate self-harm (DSH) and suicide have been shown to be associated with area-based measures of socio-economic deprivation and social fragmentation. Previous studies have been subject to methodological limitations. None has investigated whether ecological associations are reflected in characteristics of individuals involved in suicidal behaviour. Methods. DSH patients presenting to a general hospital between 1985 and 1995 and suicides ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1017/S0033291701003993

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Centre for Suicide Research
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Institution:
"Oxfordshire Health Authority, Oxford"
Department:
Department of Public Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Bristol
Department:
Department of Social Medicine
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Psychological Medicine Journal website
Volume:
31
Issue:
5
Pages:
827-836
Publication date:
2001-07-05
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EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
URN:
uuid:1fb49e46-1193-485e-8e50-9d4dea20380a
Local pid:
ora:1467

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