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The area–level association between hospital-treated deliberate self-harm, deprivation and social fragmentation in Ireland

Creator:

Corcoran P., Arensman E. and Perry I.J.

Subject Keywords: Deliberate self harm
Topic: Mental Health
Chronic Conditions
Type: Article
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

The extensive literature on the area-level association between socioeconomic characteristics and suicide indicates that the more deprived and socially fragmented an area, the higher its suicide rate. Relatively few studies have examined the association between the incidence of non-fatal suicidal behaviour and area characteristics. This study investigated the area-level association between hospital-treated deliberate self-harm, deprivation and social fragmentation in Ireland. During 2002–2004, the Irish National Registry of Deliberate Self Harm collected data on self-harm presentations to 38 of Ireland’s 40 hospital accident and emergency (A&E) departments, using a standardised methodology that included geocoding patient addresses to small-area level. Annual deliberate self-harm incidence rates and levels of deprivation and social fragmentation were examined nationally and by geographic area. Negative binomial regression was used to investigate the small-area association between deliberate self-harm, deprivation and social fragmentation.

Date:

05/02/2007

Rights: © The Authors
Suggested citation:

Corcoran P., Arensman E. and Perry I.J.. (2007) The area–level association between hospital-treated deliberate self-harm, deprivation and social fragmentation in Ireland [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/13941 [Accessed: 23rd September 2019].

  

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