Suicide mortality in Belgium at the beginning of the 21st century: differences according to migrant background.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

Peer reviewed scientific article




Background: Suicidal behaviour has long been recognized to vary widely between countries. Yet, rates of suicidal behaviour do not only vary between, but also within countries. Gender and socioeconomic differences in suicidal behaviour are well established, but the literature on suicidal behaviour and migrants is sparse, particularly in Belgium. The present study maps out the occurrence of suicide mortality across three of the largest migrant groups (Italians, Turks and Moroccans) versus the native population in Belgium, and verifies whether this association persists after accounting for soc…

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