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Suicide Trends over Time by Occupation in Korea and Their Relationship to Economic Downturns

 Jin-Ha Yoon  ;  Sun Jae Jung  ;  Jaesung Choi  ;  Mo-Yeol Kang 
 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol.16(11) : E2007, 2019 
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 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 
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economics ; occupations ; suicide
We analyzed suicide mortality by occupation using administrative data from 1993 to 2016. Methods: National death records from 1993 to 2016 of the Korea National Statistical Office (KNSO) were used. Suicidal death was taken from Korean Classification of Disease codes as intentional self-harm (X60-X84) and sequelae of intentional self-harm (Y870). Occupational groups were categorized into "Manager," "Officer," "Service-Trade," "Agricultural-Fishery-Forestry" (AFF), "Skilled Manual," and "Unskilled Manual." Direct standardized mortality (DSM) and standardized mortality ratio (SMR) with 95% confidence interval (95% CI) were calculated. Overall, suicide rates increased during economic downturns, especially among lower socio-economic occupation classes. Both DSM and SMR were highest in AFF, followed by Unskilled Manual, Service-Trade, Officer, Skilled Manual, and Manager categories among men, whereas women showed the highest DSM and SMR in AFF, followed by Service-Trade, Officer, Unskilled Manual, Manager, and Skilled Manual categories. The age-stratified analysis showed that age groups with increasing trends in suicide differed according to occupation and gender. In certain occupational groups, the time-point prevalence fluctuated with socio-economic background in suicidal mortality and differed by age and gender.
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Yoon, Jin Ha(윤진하) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4198-2955
Jung, Sun Jae(정선재) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5194-7339
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