The impact of widowhood on Irish mortality due to suicide and accidents

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dc.contributor.author Corcoran, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-21T13:55:20Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-21T13:55:20Z
dc.date.issued 2009-10-20
dc.identifier.citation Corcoran, P. (2009) 'The impact of widowhood on Irish mortality due to suicide and accidents', European Journal of Public Health, 19(6), pp. 583-585. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckp166 en
dc.identifier.volume 19 en
dc.identifier.issued 6 en
dc.identifier.startpage 583 en
dc.identifier.endpage 585 en
dc.identifier.issn 1101-1262
dc.identifier.issn 1464-360X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2915
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/eurpub/ckp166
dc.description.abstract The impact of widowhood on suicide and accident mortality in Ireland was investigated using Poisson regression analysis applied to routine data relating to all 10 561 suicidal and accidental deaths of married or widowed persons aged at least 35 years in Ireland during 1986–2005. Mortality rates were almost always higher among the widowed and often by a 2-fold, statistically significant difference. The excess mortality was equivalent to 2083 or 57.6% of all suicidal or accidental deaths of widowed persons in 1986–2005. Routine contact with recently widowed persons by public health professionals may be warranted with a view to reducing their excess mortality. en
dc.description.sponsorship Health Service Executive, Ireland (National Office for Suicide Prevention) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en
dc.rights © The Author 2009. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Public Health Association. All rights reserved. This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in The European Journal of Public Health following peer review. The version of record is available online at http://eurpub.oxfordjournals.org/content/eurpub/19/6/583.full.pdf en
dc.subject Widowhood en
dc.subject Mortality en
dc.subject Suicide en
dc.subject Accidents en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject Poisson regression analysis en
dc.title The impact of widowhood on Irish mortality due to suicide and accidents en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Paul Corcoran, Epidemiology & Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: pcorcoran@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2014-10-29T10:40:30Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Health Service Executive, Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle European Journal of Public Health en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress pcorcoran@ucc.ie en


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