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The proportional mortality ratio for suicide is higher in farmers than in the general population. The reasons for this are likely to be complex, but may include easy availability of firearms, stress related to work, financial difficulties, and family problems. A psychological autopsy study of suicide in 84 farmers who died between 1991-1994 is presented and some preliminary findings are discussed.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/S0022-3999(97)00114-1

Type

Conference paper

Publication Date

01/07/1997

Volume

43

Pages

107 - 111