Table 3

Number of suicide and non-suicide deaths, mortality rates and cause-specific MRR by selected sociodemographic characteristics among male AFFH workers aged 20–64 p, with follow-up from 2012 to 2017

Sociodemographic or work-related characteristicsDeaths (n)Rates
(per 100 000 person-years)
MRR (95% CI)*
AFFH workersWorkers in other sectorsAFFH workersWorkers in other sectors
Age groups
20–29282828.036.121.31 (0.86 to 1.99)
30–398289710.517.171.47 (1.11 to 1.95)
40–49135157912.199.51.28 (0.99 to 1.64)
50–59174157516.2911.381.43 (1.21 to 1.60)
≥608160215.8811.921.34 (1.01 to 1.78)
p value†0.87
Marital status
Married241234310.287.691.32 (1.14 to 1.53)
Separated/divorced/widowed4267318.9717.41.08 (0.73 to 1.60)
Single217191917.3810.51.54 (1.35 to 1.76)
p value†0.065
Citizenship
Foreign232024.505.000.89 (0.39 to 2.05)
Italian477473314.449.741.45 (1.30 to 1.61)
p value†0.12
Area of residence
North-West6184911.998.611.50 (1.22 to 1.84)
North-East131139716.5511.441.41 (1.18 to 1.68)
Centre100156515.2310.011.38 (1.04 to 1.83)
Sardinia3919621.8514.311.51 (1.09 to 2.09)
South and Sicily16992810.066.851.44 (1.07 to 1.93)
p value†1.00
Level of education
High school, university158247211.988.131.49 (1.18 to 1.89)
Middle school or less342246313.711.091.22 (1.09 to 1.37)
p value†0.10
Employment status
Casual and fixed-term contract workers329825.947.883.01 (1.50 to 6.04)
Cooperative members73211.829.571.03 (0.51 to 2.11)
Employees244340810.648.961.18 (1.02 to 1.37)
Entrepreneurs/professionals3851313.049.771.31 (0.93 to 1.86)
Self-employed/family adjuvant17988417.0811.391.46 (1.25 to 1.71)
p value†0.005
Long working hours (≥55 hours/week)
No429468812.479.341.31 (1.15 to 1.50)
Yes7124718.9510.241.81 (1.41 to 2.33)
p value†0.069
Years in follow-up
1–2171169013.359.571.35 (1.07 to 1.72)
3–4168165213.209.411.38 (1.18 to 1.60)
5–6161159312.779.151.38 (1.14 to 1.66)
p value†1.00
  • Reference category: workers in other sectors.

  • *MRR and corresponding 95% CI were obtained from quasi-Poisson regression models including terms for age-at-risk (5-year age groups with the last group 65 and over) and sector of economic activity (AFFH, other sectors).

  • †Test for a different MRR across the strata of sociodemographic or work-related characteristics.

  • AFFH, agriculture, fishery, forestry and hunting; MRR, mortality rate ratio.