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The impact of economic austerity and prosperity events on suicide in Greece: a 30-year interrupted time-series analysis.

Branas CC, Kastanaki AE, Michalodimitrakis M, Tzougas J, Kranioti EF, Theodorakis PN, Carr BG, Wiebe DJ - BMJ Open (2015)

Bottom Line: Greece from 1 January 1983 to 31 December 2012.Sensitivity analyses that figured in undercounting of suicides also found a significant, abrupt and sustained increase in June 2011 (+20.5%, p<0.001).The consideration of future austerity measures should give greater weight to the unintended mental health consequences that may follow and the public messaging of these policies and related events.

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Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

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Estimated forms (abrupt sustained, abrupt temporary) and magnitudes (%) of statistically significant monthly interruptions in four Greek suicide time series. *p<0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001.
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BMJOPEN2014005619F2: Estimated forms (abrupt sustained, abrupt temporary) and magnitudes (%) of statistically significant monthly interruptions in four Greek suicide time series. *p<0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001.

Mentions: The total number of suicides in Greece underwent a significant, abrupt and sustained increase of 11.2 average suicides per month (35.7%) in June 2011, when the Greek government passed a second series of austerity measures (p=0.0004). No other austerity-related or prosperity-related events corresponded to significant shifts in total suicides (table 2, figure 2A).


The impact of economic austerity and prosperity events on suicide in Greece: a 30-year interrupted time-series analysis.

Branas CC, Kastanaki AE, Michalodimitrakis M, Tzougas J, Kranioti EF, Theodorakis PN, Carr BG, Wiebe DJ - BMJ Open (2015)

Estimated forms (abrupt sustained, abrupt temporary) and magnitudes (%) of statistically significant monthly interruptions in four Greek suicide time series. *p<0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001.
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BMJOPEN2014005619F2: Estimated forms (abrupt sustained, abrupt temporary) and magnitudes (%) of statistically significant monthly interruptions in four Greek suicide time series. *p<0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001.
Mentions: The total number of suicides in Greece underwent a significant, abrupt and sustained increase of 11.2 average suicides per month (35.7%) in June 2011, when the Greek government passed a second series of austerity measures (p=0.0004). No other austerity-related or prosperity-related events corresponded to significant shifts in total suicides (table 2, figure 2A).

Bottom Line: Greece from 1 January 1983 to 31 December 2012.Sensitivity analyses that figured in undercounting of suicides also found a significant, abrupt and sustained increase in June 2011 (+20.5%, p<0.001).The consideration of future austerity measures should give greater weight to the unintended mental health consequences that may follow and the public messaging of these policies and related events.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

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Related in: MedlinePlus