The project was funded by the Ministry for Social Affairs at the recommendation of the National Reference Group for Prevention of Suicide and Suicide Attempts (2001–2004).
Suicide Risk Among Persons with Foreign Background in Denmark
Article first published online: 10 JAN 2011
2006 The American Association for Suicidology
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume 36, Issue 4, pages 481–489, August 2006
How to Cite
Sundaram, V., Qin, P. and Zøllner, L. (2006), Suicide Risk Among Persons with Foreign Background in Denmark. Suicide and Life-Threat Behavi, 36: 481–489. doi: 10.1521/suli.2006.36.4.481
- Issue published online: 10 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 10 JAN 2011
- Manuscript Received: March 4, 2005 Revision Accepted: September 10, 2005
There is a dearth of knowledge about factors correlated with suicide risk among minority groups in Western societies. In the present study we compared suicide risk among persons with foreign background with that of the majority population to determine whether certain minority groups are at a particular risk for suicide, as well as to illuminate gender differences herein. Suicide risk was generally higher among persons with foreign background compared with the majority population and the risk was highest among Nordic-born persons. Overall, suicide risk was significantly lower among Asian-born persons; however, there were gender differences in correlations between ethnicity and suicide risk.