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dc.titleDoes ethnicity matter in risk and protective factors for suicide attempts and suicide lethality?
dc.contributor.authorChoo C.C.
dc.contributor.authorHarris K.M.
dc.contributor.authorChew P.K.H.
dc.contributor.authorHo R.C.
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-01T07:53:11Z
dc.date.available2019-11-01T07:53:11Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationChoo C.C., Harris K.M., Chew P.K.H., Ho R.C. (2017). Does ethnicity matter in risk and protective factors for suicide attempts and suicide lethality?. PLoS ONE 12 (4) : e0175752. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0175752
dc.identifier.issn19326203
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/161195
dc.description.abstractThis study explored ethnic differences in risk and protective factors for suicide attempts, for the major ethnic groups in Singapore, and ethnic differences in prediction of lethality. Three years of medical records related to suicide attempters (N = 666) who were admitted to the emergency department of a large teaching hospital in Singapore were subjected to analysis. Of the sample, 69.2% were female, 30.8% male; 63.8% Chinese, 15.8% Indian, and 15.0% Malay. Indians were over-represented in this sample, as compared with the ethnic distribution in the general population. Ages ranged from 10 to 85 years old (M = 29.7, SD = 16.1). Ethnic differences were found in risk and protective factors, and perceived lethality of suicide attempts. All available variables were subjected to regression analyses for Chinese, Indian and Malay attempters to arrive at parsimonious models for prediction of perceived lethality. The findings were discussed in regards to implications in assessment of suicide risk and primary prevention for the multiethnic society in Singapore. ©2017 Choo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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dc.subjectadult
dc.subjectaged
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subjectchild
dc.subjectChinese
dc.subjectcontrolled study
dc.subjectethnic difference
dc.subjectethnic group
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjectIndian
dc.subjectlethality
dc.subjectMalay (people)
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectrisk assessment
dc.subjectSingapore
dc.subjectsuicide
dc.subjectsuicide attempt
dc.subjectyoung adult
dc.subjectadolescent
dc.subjectethnology
dc.subjectmiddle aged
dc.subjectsuicide
dc.subjectsuicide attempt
dc.subjectvery elderly
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectAged
dc.subjectAged, 80 and over
dc.subjectChild
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectSingapore
dc.subjectSuicide
dc.subjectSuicide, Attempted
dc.subjectYoung Adult
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE
dc.description.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0175752
dc.description.sourcetitlePLoS ONE
dc.description.volume12
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.pagee0175752
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