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Assessment of socio-environmental drivers of suicide in Australia

Qi, Xin (2013) Assessment of socio-environmental drivers of suicide in Australia. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This study examined the association between socio-environmental factors and suicide in Australia. The high risk areas were identified using advanced spatial analysis methods. Higher proportion of Indigenous population, unemployment rate and bigger temperature difference appeared to be among the main socio-environmental drivers of suicide across different places. Both temperature difference and unemployment were positively associated with suicide over time in general. Temperature difference seemed to affect suicide more in months when unemployment rates were high compared with the periods when unemployment rates were low. The findings may provide useful information for determining the socio-environmental impact on suicide and designing effective suicide control and prevention programs.

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ID Code: 63966
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Tong, Shilu& Hu, Wenbiao
Keywords: Suicide , Australia, Socio-environmental factors, Spatial, Bayesian
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 07 Nov 2013 09:42
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2013 10:05

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