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Table 3 Association between Eurovision Song Contest winning and final rank and standardized death rate (SDR) from suicide and self-inflicted injury (n = 175)

From: Euphoria” or “Only Teardrops”? Eurovision Song Contest performance, life satisfaction and suicide

  SDR suicide in total population
β (95% CI)
SDR suicide in males
β (95% CI)
SDR suicide in females
β (95% CI)
Winning the ESC 0.37 (−0.98 to 1.72) 0.62 (−1.74 to 2.99) 0.09 (− 0.63 to 0.81)
Higher rank in the ESC (per 10 places) −0.30 (− 0.59 to − 0.01) −0.54 (− 1.05 to − 0.37) −0.09 (− 0.24 to 0.06)
  1. Models adjusted for GDP per capita, health expenditure, unemployment, time and variables included in the table
  2. Results in italics indicate statistically significant results at the 0.05 level