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Table 3 Spearman’s rank correlations between census-derived socioeconomic factors and suicide rates over time for Sri Lanka's 25 districts

From: Regional variation in suicide rates in Sri Lanka between 1955 and 2011: a spatial and temporal analysis

  Census-derived factors (Spearman’s correlation, rs (p-value))
Years Population densitya Migrationb Unemploymentc % Tamil
1953–5 −0.10 (0.697) - - 0.19 (0.437)
1971–2 −0.40 (0.073) 0.16 (0.487) −0.55 (0.008) 0.30 (0.171)
1980–1 −0.65 (<0.001) 0.36 (0.084) −0.62 (0.001) 0.09 (0.665)
2011 −0.49 (0.012) 0.12 (0.578) −0.08 (0.707) −0.02 (0.916)
  1. aPopulation/square mile, b% in-migrants, c% aged 10 (1971 & 1981) or 15 (2011) and over and available to work