Suicidal behaviour among adults in Cabo Verde in 2020

Supa Pengpid, Karl Peltzer*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Background: The aim of the investigation was to evaluate past 12-month suicidal behaviour (PSB) among adults in Cabo Verde. Methods: Data from 4,563 adults (mean age 41.4 years) that participated in the 2020 Cabo Verde STEPS survey were analysed. Results: Results indicate that the proportion of PSB (attempt 0.6%, plan 1.5% and ideation 3.3%) was 3.7% (2.4% men/5.0% women). In adjusted logistic regression analysis, younger age, female sex, unemployed, widowed or divorced, alcohol family problem, heart attack, angina or stroke, current smokeless tobacco use and low fruit/vegetable intake were associated with PSB. Conclusion: Almost 4% of participants had PSB and several associated factors were identified that can guide public health interventions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-165
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Social Psychiatry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2024
Externally publishedYes


  • Adults
  • Cabo Verde
  • national survey
  • suicidal behaviour


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