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dc.contributor.authorFergusson, David M
dc.contributor.authorBoden, Joseph M
dc.contributor.authorHorwood, L John
dc.date.available2020-09-11T00:33:22Z
dc.date.copyright2007
dc.identifier0227-5910 2151-2396
dc.identifier.citationFergusson, D. M., Boden, J. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2007). Unemployment and suicidal behavior in a New Zealand birth cohort: A fixed effects regression analysis. Crisis, 28(2), 95-101. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910.28.2.95
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/10296
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the association between exposure to unemployment and suicidal behaviors (suicidal ideation and attempted suicide) in a birth cohort of New Zealand young adults using fixed-effects logistic and Poisson regression models. Data were garnered on unemployment and suicidal behaviors at annual periods from ages 16-25 years. At all ages increasing exposure to unemployment was associated with increased risks of suicidal ideation (p < .0001) and number of suicide attempts (p < .0001). Following adjustment for fixed effects and time-dynamic covariates, associations between unemployment and suicidal ideation reduced to marginal significance (p < .10), while the association between unemployment and suicide attempts was not statistically significant (p > .10). After adjustment, those experiencing 6 or more months of unemployment in a given year had odds of suicidal ideation that were 1.43 (95% CI: .96 to 2.16) times higher, and rates of suicide attempts that were 1.72 (95% CI: .89 to 3.32) times higher, than those who were not exposed to unemployment. Although unemployment was associated with moderate increases in risks of suicidal behaviors, much of this association was explained by confounding factors.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherHogrefe Publishing Group
dc.relation.ispartofCrisis
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1027/0227-5910.28.2.95
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectPsychiatry
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.titleUnemployment and suicidal behavior in a New Zealand birth cohort: A fixed effects regression analysis
dc.typeJournal Article
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences
otago.relation.issue2
otago.relation.volume28
dc.identifier.doi10.1027/0227-5910.28.2.95
otago.bitstream.endpage101
otago.bitstream.startpage95
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
dc.rights.statementThis version in OUR Archive is the author's manuscript accepted for publication after peer-review. The published version is: Fergusson, D. M., Boden, J. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2007). Unemployment and suicidal behavior in a New Zealand birth cohort: A fixed effects regression analysis. Crisis, 28(2), 95-101. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910.28.2.95
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