Next Article in Journal
The Use of HPLC-PDA in Determining Nicotine and Nicotine-Related Alkaloids from E-Liquids: A Comparison of Five E-Liquid Brands Purchased Locally
Next Article in Special Issue
Marginalisation, Ebola and Health for All: From Outbreak to Lessons Learned
Previous Article in Journal
Skin Conductance Responses Indicate Children are Physiologically Aroused by Their Favourite Branded Food and Drink Products
Previous Article in Special Issue
Mental Health Risk Factors and Parole Decisions: Does Inmate Mental Health Status Affect Who Gets Released
Article

Suicide Mortality in Foreign Residents of Japan

Graduate School of Public Health, St. Luke’s Center for Clinical Academia, Susumu & Mieko Memorial, St. Luke’s International University, 3-6-2 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(17), 3013; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16173013
Received: 2 August 2019 / Revised: 19 August 2019 / Accepted: 19 August 2019 / Published: 21 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health of Marginalized People)
Suicide is a major public health issue in Japan, with very high rates of death compared to other countries in the Asia Pacific. Foreigners living in Japan may be at increased risk of suicide, but little is known about how their risk of suicide differs from that of their country of origin or Japanese nationals. We used data on suicide mortality from the Japan Vital Registration System for the period 2012–2016 to analyze risk of suicide mortality in Japan for Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and other nationalities living in Japan, adjusting for age and separately by sex. We estimated standardized mortality rates using both the Japanese population as a reference, and also the population of the home nation of the foreign residents. We found that Korean nationals living in Japan have significantly higher mortality rates than Japanese nationals, and that the suicide mortality rate of Korean nationals living in Japan is higher than in their home country, but that this is not the case for Chinese or other nationals resident in Japan. Koreans living in Japan have a very high risk of mortality due to suicide which may reflect the special social, economic, and cultural pressures they face as a marginalized population in Japan. View Full-Text
Keywords: suicide; mortality; epidemiology; Japan; migrant health suicide; mortality; epidemiology; Japan; migrant health
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Gilmour, S.; Hoshino, H.; Dhungel, B. Suicide Mortality in Foreign Residents of Japan. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 3013. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16173013

AMA Style

Gilmour S, Hoshino H, Dhungel B. Suicide Mortality in Foreign Residents of Japan. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(17):3013. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16173013

Chicago/Turabian Style

Gilmour, Stuart, Haruko Hoshino, and Bibha Dhungel. 2019. "Suicide Mortality in Foreign Residents of Japan" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16, no. 17: 3013. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16173013

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop