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Article Dans Une Revue Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior Année : 2020

Association of Religious Activity with Male Suicide Deaths

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To analyze the relationship between suicide in men and stratified measures of religiosity. Methods: We studied 192 suicides and 81 controls (nonsuicide, sudden, or accidental death). We employed the psychological autopsy method to compile diagnoses based on DSM-IV criteria. Overall, religiosity and participation in religious associations were determined using a Likert-type scale. Given the limited participation of women in the religious associations of southern Spain, only male subjects were included. Results: Religious participants had decreased risk of suicide compared to nonparticipants (OR = 0.148, 95% CI = 0.049-0.447). This lower risk was further associated with the degree of involvement in religious activity. Suicides accounted for 73.47% of subjects with no religious participation, 61.17% of those with some participation, and 56.52% of frequent participants (linear trend test Z = -2.0329, p = .042). Membership in a religious association was also associated with a lower rate of suicide compared to nonmembers (OR = 0.356, 95% CI = 0.172-0.736). This effect was similarly associated with the degree of involvement in the association. Suicides accounted for 74.67% of subjects who never participated in the activities of a religious association, 69.23% of those who sometimes participated, and 42.86% of frequent participants (linear trend test Z = -3.4082, p < .001). Conclusions: Religiosity, either as general participation or through a religious association, was associated with protection against suicide proportional to the degree of involvement in religious activities.
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hal-03376669 , version 1 (13-10-2021)

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Diego de La Vega Sánchez, Julio Guija, Pedro Pérez-Moreno, Samuel Kelly, María Santos, et al.. Association of Religious Activity with Male Suicide Deaths. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2020, 50 (2), pp.449-460. ⟨10.1111/sltb.12600⟩. ⟨hal-03376669⟩
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