Suicide amongst the agricultural sector in Ireland; 1982-1994

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Abstract

A large number of suicides (20%) which occur in Ireland are amongst the agricultural sector. Statistical records were examined and suicide fatalities amongst the agricultural sector identified and collated. Significant differences (X2, p=0.01) were found between the marital status, methods employed and age profiles of both men and women involved within the agricultural sector as compared with suicides as a whole over the same time period. Such information may be relevant to future suicide prevention strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Irish Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons
Volume26
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1997

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