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Jobs with highest risk of suicide for men and women revealed


· 每日跟讀單元 Daily English

An analysis by the Office for National Statistics commissioned by Public Health England shows that amongst women, the risk of suicide is 23 percent higher for nurses than the national average, and 42 percent higher for primary school teachers.


For women working in culture, media and sport, the figure shoots up to 69 percent.


Among men, low-skilled laborers in construction have a risk that is three times higher than the average for the country while men in skilled construction jobs also have an increased risk.


Care workers of both genders face a suicide risk that is almost twice the national average.


"Suicide is the leading cause of death for men under 50, and more women are taking their own lives each year," said Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England.


He said that he was urging employers, "large or small, public or private sector to treat mental health as seriously as physical health."


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