The National Mental Health Study, Colombia 2003 was jointly carried out with the World Health Organization's World Mental Health (WMH) Survey Initiative (http://www.hcp.med.harvard.edu/wmh/). We thank the WMH coordinating team members for their advisory and support with the instrumentation and the field work. These activities were supported by the United States National Institute of Mental Health (R01MH070884), John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Pfizer Foundation, the U.S. Public Health Service (R13-MH066849, R01-MH069864, and R01 DA016558), Fogarty International Center (FIRCA R01-TW006481), the Pan American Health Organization, Eli Lilly and Company, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. The study was conducted with funding from the Colombian Ministry for Social Protection and Saldarriaga Concha Foundation. We also thank Fundación FES Social for its participation in the field work. Finally, we manifest our gratitude to the staff of the WMH suicide working group.
Prevalence of Suicide Risk Factors and Suicide-Related Outcomes in the National Mental Health Study, Colombia
Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2010
2009 The American Association for Suicidology
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume 39, Issue 4, pages 408–424, August 2009
How to Cite
Posada-Villa, J., Camacho, J. C., Valenzuela, J. I., Arguello, A., Cendales, J. G. and Fajardo, R. (2009), Prevalence of Suicide Risk Factors and Suicide-Related Outcomes in the National Mental Health Study, Colombia. Suicide and Life-Threat Behavi, 39: 408–424. doi: 10.1521/suli.2009.39.4.408
- Issue online: 31 DEC 2010
- Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2010
- Manuscript Received: February 21, 2008 Revision Accepted: August 7, 2008
A community survey in 4,426 adults was undertaken as part of the World Mental Health Survey Initiative reporting the prevalence and risk factors for suicide-related outcomes in Colombia. Lifetime prevalence estimates of suicide ideation, plans, attempts, and risk factors for suicide-related outcomes were assessed. Retrospective reports of disorders age-of-onset were used to study associations between primary mental disorders and first onset of suicide-related outcomes. Risks of plans and attempts were highest with ideation early age-of-onset and within the first year. The highest risk for ideation and attempt among ideators occurred in the 18–29 age group. After first employment (defined as the first paid job accepted by the respondent) and presence of mental disorders constituted risk factors. Impulse-control disorders were strongest diagnostic predictors.