TITLE

Association between parity and risk of suicide among parous women

AUTHOR(S)
Chun-Yuh Yang
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/6/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 6, p569
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study which examines the association between risk of death from suicide and parity among women. The study uses Cox proportional hazard regression models to estimate the hazard ratio of suicide-related death associated with parity among women in Taiwan. Results of the study show that increasing parity is associated with decreasing rates of death from suicide among women, which supports the hypothesis of Durkheim on the protective effect of parenthood against suicide.
ACCESSION #
48914529

 

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