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Table 3 Relative risk of suicide by income and sex for the three regions, 1996–2008

From: Suicide rates and income in São Paulo and Brazil: a temporal and spatial epidemiologic analysis from 1996 to 2008

Region Sex Relative Risk
Area 1 (wealthiest) Area 2 (mid-income) Area 3 (poorest)
Brazil Total 1.64* (1.63 to 1.68) 1.43* (1.40 to 1.46) 1
Men 1.70* (1.66 to 1.73) 1.44* (1.40 to 1.47) 1
Women 1.54* (1.48 to 1.59) 1.40* (1.34 to 1.46) 1
State of São Paulo Total 0.88* (0.84 to 0.93) 0.92* (0.87 to 0.98) 1
Men 0.89* (0.84 to 0.95) 0.92* (0.86 to 0.99) 1
Women 1.03 (0.90 to 1.17) 0.98 (0.84 to 1.14) 1
City of São Paulo Total 1.65* (1.54 to 1.77) 1.64* (1.53 to 1.76) 1
Men 1.54* (1.42 to 1.67) 1.68* (1.55 to 1.81) 1
  Women 2.04* (1.76 to 2.36) 1.52* (1.31 to 1.77) 1
  1. *statistically significant at p < 0.05.