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Increases of suicide rates in Kansas: results from 2009-2018

Increases of suicide rates in Kansas: results from 2009-2018 The purpose of this study is to evaluate the increase in suicide rates for Kansas residents, as well as quantify the difference in suicide rates between men and women across the State of Kansas.Design/methodology/approachTo evaluate increases in suicide rates, a joinpoint regression analysis was conducted to calculate the annual percentage change in suicide rates. To evaluate differences between sex characteristics, a one-way analysis of variance was conducted.FindingsResults of a joinpoint regression analysis found that the annual percentage change in the suicide rates of Kansas did increase significantly between 2009 and 2018. Furthermore, the rate of suicide increase among women was greater than the suicide rate increases of men.Originality/valueThe value of this study provides context to the suicide literature that could allow for better local and statewide policy decisions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Public Mental Health Emerald Publishing

Increases of suicide rates in Kansas: results from 2009-2018

Journal of Public Mental Health , Volume 20 (2): 11 – Jul 21, 2021

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1746-5729
eISSN
1746-5729
DOI
10.1108/jpmh-04-2020-0027
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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the increase in suicide rates for Kansas residents, as well as quantify the difference in suicide rates between men and women across the State of Kansas.Design/methodology/approachTo evaluate increases in suicide rates, a joinpoint regression analysis was conducted to calculate the annual percentage change in suicide rates. To evaluate differences between sex characteristics, a one-way analysis of variance was conducted.FindingsResults of a joinpoint regression analysis found that the annual percentage change in the suicide rates of Kansas did increase significantly between 2009 and 2018. Furthermore, the rate of suicide increase among women was greater than the suicide rate increases of men.Originality/valueThe value of this study provides context to the suicide literature that could allow for better local and statewide policy decisions.

Journal

Journal of Public Mental HealthEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 21, 2021

Keywords: Sex differences; Joinpoint regression analysis; Suicide rate

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