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dc.contributor.authorDoessel, D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorF.G. Williams, Ruthen_US
dc.contributor.authorWhiteford, Harveyen_US
dc.contributor.editorDiego De Leoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:16:12Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:16:12Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-07-22T06:53:02Z
dc.identifier.issn02275910en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1027/0227-5910.30.1.6en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/32512
dc.description.abstractBackground. Concern with suicide measurement is a positive, albeit relatively recent, development. A concern with "the social loss from suicide" requires careful attention to appropriately measuring the phenomenon. This paper applies two different methods of measuring suicide data: the conventional age-standardized suicide (count) rate; and the alternative rate, the potential years of life lost (PYLL) rate. Aims. The purpose of applying these two measures is to place suicide in Queensland in a historical and comparative (relative to other causes of death) perspective. Methods. Both measures are applied to suicide data for Queensland since 1920. These measures are applied also to two "largish" causes of death and two "smaller" causes of death, i.e., circulatory diseases, cancers, motor vehicle accidents, suicide. Results. The two measures generate quite different pictures of suicide in Queensland: Using the PYLL measure, suicide is a quantitatively larger issue than is indicated by the count measure. Conclusions. The PYLL measure is the more appropriate measure for evaluation exercise of public health prevention strategies. This is because the PYLL measure is weighted by years of life lost and, thus, it incorporates more information than the count measure which implicitly weights each death with a somewhat partial value, viz. unity.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherHogrefe Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeGermanyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto12en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCrisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Preventionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume30en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111799en_US
dc.titleA Reassessment of Suicide Measurement: Some Comparative PYLL-Based Trends in Queensland, Australia, 1920–2005en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorDoessel, Darrel P.


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