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Mäkinen, Ilkka HenrikORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0010-7863
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Jukkala, T., Stickley, A., Mäkinen, I. H., Baburin, A. & Sparén, P. (2017). Age, period and cohort effects on suicide mortality in Russia, 1956-2005. BMC Public Health, 17(1), Article ID 235.
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2017 (English)In: BMC Public Health, ISSN 1471-2458, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 17, no 1, article id 235Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Russian suicide mortality rates changed rapidly over the second half of the twentieth century. This study attempts to differentiate between underlying period and cohort effects in relation to the changes in suicide mortality in Russia between 1956 and 2005.

METHODS: Sex- and age-specific suicide mortality data were analyzed using an age-period-cohort (APC) approach. Descriptive analyses and APC modeling with log-linear Poisson regression were performed.

RESULTS: Strong period effects were observed for the years during and after Gorbachev's political reforms (including the anti-alcohol campaign) and for those following the break-up of the Soviet Union. After mutual adjustment, the cohort- and period-specific relative risk estimates for suicide revealed differing underlying processes. While the estimated period effects had an overall positive trend, cohort-specific developments indicated a positive trend for the male cohorts born between 1891 and 1931 and for the female cohorts born between 1891 and 1911, but a negative trend for subsequent cohorts.

CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate that the specific life experiences of cohorts may be important for variations in suicide mortality across time, in addition to more immediate effects of changes in the social environment.

Keywords
Age-period-cohort analysis, Russia, Suicide
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32219 (URN)10.1186/s12889-017-4158-2 (DOI)000396054600003 ()28270123 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85014680421 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, A052-10
Available from: 2017-03-09 Created: 2017-03-09 Last updated: 2019-11-08Bibliographically approved
Ferlander, S., Stickley, A., Kislitsyna, O., Jukkala, T., Carlson, P. & Mäkinen, I. H. (2016). Social capital - a mixed blessing for women? A cross-sectional study of different forms of social relations and self-rated depression in Moscow. BMC Psychology, 4(1), Article ID 37.
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2016 (English)In: BMC Psychology, E-ISSN 2050-7283, Vol. 4, no 1, article id 37Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Depression is a major health problem worldwide, especially among women. The condition has been related to a number of factors, such as alcohol consumption, economic situation and, more recently, to social capital. However, there have been relatively few studies about the social capital-depression relationship in Eastern Europe. This paper aims to fill this gap by examining the association between different forms of social capital and self-rated depression in Moscow. Differences between men and women will also be examined, with a special focus on women.

METHODS: Data was obtained from the Moscow Health Survey, which was conducted in 2004 with 1190 Muscovites aged 18 years or above. For depression, a single-item self-reported measure was used. Social capital was operationalised through five questions about different forms of social relations. Logistic regression analysis was undertaken to estimate the association between social capital and self-rated depression, separately for men and women.

RESULTS: More women (48 %) than men (36 %) reported that they had felt depressed during the last year. An association was found between social capital and reported depression only among women. Women who were divorced or widowed or who had little contact with relatives had higher odds of reporting depression than those with more family contact. Women who regularly engaged with people from different age groups outside of their families were also more likely to report depression than those with less regular contact.

CONCLUSIONS: Social capital can be a mixed blessing for women. Different forms of social relations can lead to different health outcomes, both positive and negative. Although the family is important for women's mental health in Moscow, extra-familial relations across age groups can be mentally distressing. This suggests that even though social capital can be a valuable resource for mental health, some of its forms can be mentally deleterious to maintain, especially for women. More research is needed on both sides to social capital. A special focus should be placed on bridging social relations among women in order to better understand the complex association between social capital and depression in Russia and elsewhere.

National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30673 (URN)10.1186/s40359-016-0144-1 (DOI)27449106 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85008505378 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Note

ERRATUM: Ferlander, S., Stickley, A., Kislitsyna, O., Jukkala, T., Carlson, P., Mäkinen, I.H. (2017) Erratum: Social capital-a mixed blessing for women? A cross-sectional study of different forms of social relations and self-rated depression in Moscow. [BMC Psychology, 4, (2016) (37) DOI: 10.1186/s40359-016-0144-1 ] BMC Psychology, 5 (1), art. no. 20. DOI: 10.1186/s40359-017-0190-3

Available from: 2016-07-28 Created: 2016-07-28 Last updated: 2017-11-28Bibliographically approved
Jukkala, T., Mäkinen, I. H. & Stickley, A. (2015). The historical development of suicide mortality in Russia, 1870-2007. Archives of Suicide Research, 19(1), 117-130
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The historical development of suicide mortality in Russia, 1870-2007
2015 (English)In: Archives of Suicide Research, ISSN 1381-1118, E-ISSN 1573-8159, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 117-130Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Russia has one of the highest suicide mortality rates in the world. This study investigates the development of Russian suicide mortality over a longer time period in order to provide a context within which the contemporary high level might be better understood. Annual sex- and age-specific suicide-mortality data for Russia for the period 1870-2007 were studied, where available. Russian suicide mortality increased 11-fold over the period. Trends in male and female suicide developed similarly, although male suicide rates were consistently much higher. From the 1990s suicide has increased in a relative sense among the young (15-34), while the high suicide mortality among middle-aged males has reduced. Changes in Russian suicide mortality over the study period may be attributable to modernisation processes.

Keywords
Russia, suicide, modernisa tion, time series, history
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18698 (URN)10.1080/13811118.2014.915774 (DOI)000349329400009 ()25058568 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84924977283 (Scopus ID)
Note

Som manuskript i avhandling. As manuscript in dissertation.

Available from: 2013-02-24 Created: 2013-04-02 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Lipsicas, C. B., Mäkinen, I. H., Wasserman, D., Apter, A., Bobes, J., Kerkhof, A., . . . Schmidtke, A. (2014). Immigration and recommended care after a suicide attempt in Europe: equity or bias?. European Journal of Public Health, 24(1), 63-65
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Immigration and recommended care after a suicide attempt in Europe: equity or bias?
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2014 (English)In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 24, no 1, p. 63-65Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This report describes the investigation of care recommendations in the medical system across European countries to immigrants who attempted suicide. Data from seven European countries with 8865 local and 2921 immigrant person-cases were derived from the WHO/EURO Multicentre Study on Suicidal Behaviour and ensuing MONSUE (Monitoring Suicidal Behaviour in Europe) project. The relationship between immigrant status and type of aftercare recommended was analysed with binary logistic regression, adjusting for gender, age, method of attempt and the Centre collecting the data. Clear disparities were identified in the care recommendation practices toward immigrants, compared with hosts, over and above differing policies by the European Centres.

National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-22756 (URN)10.1093/eurpub/ckt090 (DOI)000330838200015 ()2-s2.0-84896712570 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-03-14 Created: 2014-03-14 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Lipsicas, C. B., Mäkinen, I. H., Wasserman, D., Apter, A., Kerkhof, A., Michel, K., . . . Schmidtke, A. (2014). Repetition of attempted suicide among immigrants in Europe. Canadian journal of psychiatry, 59(10), 539-547
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2014 (English)In: Canadian journal of psychiatry, ISSN 0706-7437, Vol. 59, no 10, p. 539-547Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: To compare frequencies of suicide attempt repetition in immigrants and local European populations, and the timing of repetition in these groups. Method: Data from 7 European countries, comprising 10 574 local and 3032 immigrant subjects, were taken from the World Health Organization European Multicentre Study on Suicidal Behaviour and the ensuing Monitoring Suicidal Behaviour in Europe (commonly referred to as MONSUE) project. The relation between immigrant status and repetition of suicide attempt within 12-months following first registered attempt was analyzed with binary logistic regression, controlling for sex, age, and method of attempt. Timing of repetition was controlled for sex, age, and the recommended type of aftercare. Results: Lower odds of repeating a suicide attempt were found in Eastern European (OR 0.50; 95% CI 0.41 to 0.61, P < 0.001) and non-European immigrants (OR 0.68; 95% CI 0.51 to 0.90, P < 0.05), compared with the locals. Similar patterns were identified in the sex-specific analysis. Eastern European immigrants tended to repeat their attempt much later than locals (OR 0.58; 95% CI 0.35 to 0.93, P < 0.05). In general, 32% of all repetition occurred within 30 days. Repetition tended to decrease with age and was more likely in females using harder methods in their index attempt (OR 1.29; 95% CI 1.08 to 1.54, P < 0.01). Large variations in the general repetition frequency were identified between the collecting centres, thus influencing the results. Conclusions: The lower repetition frequencies in non-Western immigrants, compared with locals, in Europe stands in contrast to their markedly higher tendency to attempt suicide in general, possibly pointing to situational stress factors related to their suicidal crisis that are less persistent over time. Our findings also raise the possibility that suicide attempters and repeaters constitute only partially overlapping populations.

Keywords
Culture, Europe, Immigration, Suicide attempt, Suicide attempt repetition
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25490 (URN)10.1177/070674371405901007 (DOI)000346375200007 ()25565687 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84911900532 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-12-15 Created: 2014-12-15 Last updated: 2017-07-21Bibliographically approved
Lipsicas, C. B., Mäkinen, I. H., Wasserman, D., Apter, A., Kerkhof, A., Michel, K., . . . Schmidtke, A. (2013). Gender distribution of suicide attempts among immigrant groups in European countries-an international perspective. European Journal of Public Health, 23(2), 279-284
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender distribution of suicide attempts among immigrant groups in European countries-an international perspective
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2013 (English)In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 23, no 2, p. 279-284Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Studies report high rates of suicide attempts for female immigrants. This study assesses variations in the distribution of suicide attempts across gender in immigrant and non-immigrant groups in Europe. Method: Data on 64 native and immigrant groups, including 17 662 local and 3755 immigrant person-cases collected, between 1989 and 2003, in 24 million person-years were derived from the WHO/EURO Multicentre Study on Suicidal Behaviour. Female-to-male ratios of suicide attempt rates (SARs) were calculated for all groups. Results: The cases were combined into four major categories: hosts; European and other Western immigrants; non-European immigrants; and Russian immigrants. The non-European immigrants included higher female SARs than the Europeans, both hosts and immigrants. Unlike the other groups, the majority of suicide attempters among the Russian immigrants in Estonia and Estonian hosts were male. This was also true for immigrants from Curacao, Iran, Libya and Sri Lanka. When the single groups with a male majority were excluded, the correlation between female and male SARs was relatively high among the European immigrants (r = 0.74, P < 0.0005) and lower among the non-European immigrants (r = 0.55, P < 0.03). Generalized estimating equation analysis yielded a highly significant difference (P < 0.0005) in gender ratios of suicide attempts between hosts (ratio 1.52) and both non-European immigrants (ratio 2.32) and Russian immigrants (0.68), but not the European immigrants. Conclusions: The higher suicide attempt rates in non-European immigrant females compared with males may be indicative of difficulties in the acculturation processes in Europe. Further understanding of factors underlying suicidal behaviour in immigrant and minority groups is necessary for planning effective prevention strategies.

National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19427 (URN)10.1093/eurpub/cks029 (DOI)000317425100023 ()2-s2.0-84875983038 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2013-07-11 Created: 2013-07-11 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Petrova, S., Gentile, M., Mäkinen, I. H. & Bouzarovski, S. (2013). Perceptions of thermal comfort and housing quality: exploring the microgeographies of energy poverty in Stakhanov, Ukraine. Environment and planning A, 45(5), 1240-1257
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perceptions of thermal comfort and housing quality: exploring the microgeographies of energy poverty in Stakhanov, Ukraine
2013 (English)In: Environment and planning A, ISSN 0308-518X, E-ISSN 1472-3409, Vol. 45, no 5, p. 1240-1257Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The growing recognition of the importance of indoor environments as 'active political-ecological spaces' has rarely been followed up by a systematic empirical engagement with the constituent dynamics and conceptual issues associated with infrastructural deprivation in this domain, particularly in non-Western contexts. Therefore, we investigate the relationship between self-reported perceptions of thermal comfort in the home, on the one hand, and a range of sociodemographic, housing, and health-related variables, on the other, via a quantitative analysis of a large-scale survey undertaken in the Eastern Ukrainian town of Stakhanov. Using the perceived level of thermal comfort as a starting point for its empirical explorations, we estimate the number and type of households who feel that they are receiving inadequate energy services in the home. Special attention is paid to the role of buildings in shaping the perceptions of thermal comfort.

National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19536 (URN)10.1068/a45132 (DOI)000320635800016 ()2-s2.0-84878320682 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2013-08-20 Created: 2013-08-20 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Pray, L., Cohen, C., Mäkinen, I. H., Värnik, A. & MacKellar, F. L. (Eds.). (2013). Suicide in Eastern Europe, the CIS, and the Baltic Countries: Social and Public Health Determinants. A Foundation for Designing Interventions. Summary of a Conference. Paper presented at Tallinn, Estonia, September 14-15, 2010.. Laxenburg: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Suicide in Eastern Europe, the CIS, and the Baltic Countries: Social and Public Health Determinants. A Foundation for Designing Interventions. Summary of a Conference
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2013 (English)Conference proceedings (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Laxenburg: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, 2013. p. 149
Series
Research report (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) ; RR-13-001
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21740 (URN)9783704501493 (ISBN)
Conference
Tallinn, Estonia, September 14-15, 2010.
Available from: 2014-01-30 Created: 2014-01-30 Last updated: 2017-06-26Bibliographically approved
Mäkinen, I. H. (2013). The East is – Empty. Baltic Rim Economies : Quarterly Review (1), 41-42
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2013 (English)In: Baltic Rim Economies : Quarterly Review, ISSN 1459-9759, no 1, p. 41-42Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21735 (URN)
Available from: 2014-01-30 Created: 2014-01-30 Last updated: 2017-06-26Bibliographically approved
Lipsicas, C. B., Mäkinen, I. H., Apter, A., De Leo, D., Kerkhof, A., Lönnqvist, J., . . . Wasserman, D. (2012). Attempted suicide among immigrants in European countries: an international perspective. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 47(2), 241-251
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2012 (English)In: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, ISSN 0933-7954, E-ISSN 1433-9285, Vol. 47, no 2, p. 241-251Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study compares the frequencies of attempted suicide among immigrants and their hosts, between different immigrant groups, and between immigrants and their countries of origin. The material, 27,048 persons, including 4,160 immigrants, was obtained from the WHO/EURO Multicentre Study on Suicidal Behaviour, the largest available European database, and was collected in a standardised manner from 11 European centres in 1989-2003. Person-based suicide-attempt rates (SARs) were calculated for each group. The larger immigrant groups were studied at each centre and compared across centres. Completed-suicide rates of their countries of origin were compared to the SARs of the immigrant groups using rank correlations. 27 of 56 immigrant groups studied showed significantly higher, and only four groups significantly lower SARs than their hosts. Immigrant groups tended to have similar rates across different centres. Moreover, positive correlation between the immigrant SAR and the country-of-origin suicide rate was found. However, Chileans, Iranians, Moroccans, and Turks displayed high SARs as immigrants despite low suicide rates in the home countries. The similarity of most immigrant groups' SARs across centres, and the correlation with suicidality in the countries of origin suggest a strong continuity that can be interpreted in either cultural or genetic terms. However, the generally higher rates among immigrants compared to host populations and the similarity of the rates of foreign-born and those immigrants who retained the citizenship of their country of origin point to difficulties in the acculturation and integration process. The positive correlation found between attempted and completed suicide rates suggests that the two are related, a fact with strong implications for suicide prevention.

Keywords
Suicide, Suicide attempt, Culture, Migration, Europe
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-17304 (URN)10.1007/s00127-010-0336-6 (DOI)000299174500008 ()2-s2.0-84857060602 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-11-01 Created: 2012-11-01 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Projects
Health and Population Developments in Eastern Europe in the Conditions of Economic Crisis [A052-2010_OSS]; Södertörn University
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