Association between parity and risk of suicide among parous women

Chun-Yuh Yang
April 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/6/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 6, p569
Academic Journal
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.


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