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Table 3 Correlation between the age-standardized suicide ratio and the prevalence of concomitant diseases* across occupations among female workers deceased by suicide (SNC, 1990–2014)

From: Prevalence of somatic and psychiatric morbidity across occupations in Switzerland and its correlation with suicide mortality: results from the Swiss National Cohort (1990–2014)

OccupationaNb of suicideRisk of suicideNeoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviourDiseases of the nervous system and sense organs
74. Other craft and related trades workers290.65 (0.44–0.93)0.00 (0.00–8.23)3.45 (0.37–15.01)
61. Skilled agricultural and fishery workers460.65 (0.49–0.87)0.00 (0.00–9.20)2.17 (0.00–12.38)
13. Managers of small enterprises230.68 (0.43–1.02)0.00 (0.00–10.24)4.35 (0.47–18.58)
72. Metal, machinery and related trades workers120.69 (0.35–1.20)0.00 (0.00–18.53)8.33 (0.91–32.85)
23. Teaching professionals780.78 (0.63–0.98)0.00 (0.00–5.63)2.56 (0.16–9.42)
12. Corporate managers870.84 (0.68–1.04)0.00 (0.00–5.07)2.30 (0.14–8.49)
91. Sales and services elementary occupations1130.84 (0.69–1.00)0.00 (0.00–3.95)3.54 (1.09–9.04)
52. Models, salespersons and demonstrators2160.87 (0.76–0.99)0.00 (0.00–2.10)4.17 (2.10–7.84)
33. Teaching associate professionals1080.88 (0.73–1.06)0.00 (0.00–4.13)3.70 (1.14–9.44)
31. Physical and engineering science associate professionals550.93 (0.71–1.21)0.00 (0.00–7.80)5.45 (1.29–15.44)
41. Office clerks5150.93 (0.85–1.01)0.00 (0.00–0.89)2.14 (1.15–3.83)
82. Machine operators and assemblers310.97 (0.68–1.38)0.00 (0.00–7.72)3.23 (0.35–14.10)
10. Legislators, senior officials and managers160.99 (0.57–1.62)6.25 (0.68–25.69)6.25 (0.68–25.69)
32. Life science and health associate professionals2321.02 (0.90–1.16)0.00 (0.00–1.96)2.16 (0.78–5.09)
51. Personal and protective services workers3491.03 (0.93–1.15)0.00 (0.00–1.31)2.01 (0.89–4.17)
34. Other associate professionals2301.04 (0.91–1.18)0.00 (0.00–1.98)3.04 (1.36–6.27)
21. Physical, mathematical and engineering science professionals241.05 (0.67–1.57)0.00 (0.00–9.84)0.00 (0.00–9.84)
42. Customer services clerks1031.10 (0.91–1.33)0.00 (0.00–4.32)2.91 (0.63–8.58)
73. Precision, handicraft, craft printing and related trade workers311.15 (0.81–1.63)0.00 (0.00–7.72)6.45 (1.36–19.12)
93. Labourers in mining, construction, manufacturing and transport2631.19 (1.05–1.34)0.00 (0.00–1.73)1.52 (0.45–3.99)
22. Life science and health professionals311.22 (0.86–1.74)0.00 (0.00–7.72)3.23 (0.35–14.10)
24. Other professionals1331.22 (1.03–1.44)0.75 (0.00–4.56)4.51 (1.88–9.70)
83. Drivers and mobile plant operators131.83 (0.98–3.14)0.00 (0.00–17.26)0.00 (0.00–17.26)
Spearman’s [5] correlation with Holm-Bonferroni correction (p-value < 0.01**, < 0.05*)  0.20−0.05
  1. *Only diseases, which prevalence varied statistically significantly across occupations are presented. For each disease, the prevalence is reported with associated 95%-confidence interval (95%-CI)
  2. aOccupations are coded based on the 2-digit International Standard Classification of Occupations, version 88 and limited to those with at least 10 observed suicides; Occupations are sorted by increasing risk of suicide, reported as the age-standardized mortality ratio (SMR) and associated 95%-CI
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