DOI: 10.1177/00207640231196752 ISSN:

Suicidal behaviour among adults in Cabo Verde in 2020

Supa Pengpid, Karl Peltzer
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


The aim of the investigation was to evaluate past 12-month suicidal behaviour (PSB) among adults in Cabo Verde.


Data from 4,563 adults (mean age 41.4 years) that participated in the 2020 Cabo Verde STEPS survey were analysed.


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.


Almost 4% of participants had PSB and several associated factors were identified that can guide public health interventions.

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