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We calculated, in narrow age bands, suicide rates for female prisoners compared with the general population between 1978 and 2004. The standardised mortality ratio (SMR) for suicide was 20.7 (95% CI 16.7-25.7), with a higher excess in younger women (<25 years, SMR=40 (95% CI 29-57); >or=25 years, SMR=20 (95% CI 15-26)). There was a trend over time for SMRs to have increased, supporting the need for recent national initiatives for suicide prevention in prisoners.

Original publication

DOI

10.1192/bjp.bp.107.046490

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Psychiatry

Publication Date

02/2009

Volume

194

Pages

183 - 184

Keywords

Adolescent, Adult, Female, Humans, Middle Aged, Prisoners, Suicide, United Kingdom, Young Adult