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dc.contributor.authorGibson, Mandy
dc.contributor.authorStuart, Jaimee
dc.contributor.authorLeske, Stuart
dc.contributor.authorWard, Raelene
dc.contributor.authorVidyattama, Yogi
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-16T23:26:55Z
dc.date.available2021-11-16T23:26:55Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn1326-0200
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1753-6405.13164
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/410150
dc.description.abstractObjective: The study aimed to examine associations of community cultural connectedness with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young peoples’ suicide rates in areas with elevated risk factors. Methods: Age-specific suicide rates (ASSRs) were calculated using suicides recorded by the Queensland Suicide Register (QSR) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people (aged 15–24 years) in Queensland from 2001–2015. Rate Ratios (RRs) compared young peoples’ suicide rates in areas with high and low levels of cultural connectedness indicators (cultural social capital and Indigenous language use) within areas with elevated risk factors (high rates of discrimination, low socioeconomic resources, and remoteness). Results: Within low socioeconomically resourced areas and where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experienced more discrimination, greater engagement and involvement with cultural events, ceremonies and organisations was associated with 36% and 47% lower young peoples’ suicide rates respectively (RR=1.57, 95%CI=1.13–2.21, p=<0.01; RR=1.88, 95%CI=1.25–2.89, p=<0.01). Within remote and regional areas, higher levels of community language use was associated with 26% lower suicide rates (RR=1.35, 95%CI=1–1.93, p=0.04), and in communities experiencing more discrimination, language use was associated with 34% lower rates (RR=1.53, 95%CI=1.01–2.37, p=0.04). Conclusion: Cultural connectedness indicators were associated with lower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young peoples’ suicide rates in communities experiencing the most disadvantage. Implications for public health: This provides initial evidence for trialling and evaluating interventions using cultural practices and engagement to mitigate against the impacts of community risk factors on Aboriginal and Torres Islander suicide.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth policy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4206
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode440706
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4410
dc.titleDoes community cultural connectedness reduce the influence of area disadvantage on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young peoples’ suicide?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGibson, M; Stuart, J; Leske, S; Ward, R; Vidyattama, Y, Does community cultural connectedness reduce the influence of area disadvantage on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young peoples’ suicide?, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2021-11-14T23:08:58Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2021 The Authors. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifcations or adaptations are made.
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gro.griffith.authorGibson, Mandy C.
gro.griffith.authorStuart, Jaimee
gro.griffith.authorLeske, Stuart G.
gro.griffith.authorWard, Raelene M.


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