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Certain jobs have elevated suicide risk

Men and women face different suicide risk levels depending on their job

Women working in culture, media and sport and men in low-skilled roles are most at risk from dying from suicide, according to analysis of data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) commissioned by Public Health England (PHE).

Men working in the lowest-skilled occupations had a 44% higher risk of suicide than the male national average, while the risk among men in skilled trades was 35% higher than average.

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April 11, 2017

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