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Type: Journal article
Title: Suicide, gender, and age variations in India - are women in Indian society protected from suicide?
Author: Mayer, P.
Ziaian, T.
Citation: Crisis: the Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 2002; 23(3):98-103
Publisher: Hogrefe and Huber Publishers
Issue Date: 2002
ISSN: 0227-5910
2151-2396
Abstract: A new set of data concerning the pattern of suicide in India between 1991-1997 are presented. Suicide rates rose over this period despite a small decline in the Indian suicide rate in 1995 and 1996. It was found that between 1995 and 1997 there was a modest fall in the suicide rates among under 29-year-olds of both sexes, and an increase among those 30 years and older. The pattern of suicides in India is bimodal: the incidence of suicides is highest for those in the 30-44-year-old category of both sexes and tends to decline in higher age categories. Suicide rates were nearly equal for young women and men, a contrast with the pattern of suicide sex ratios in eight developed countries.
Keywords: Adolescent
Adult
Age Factors
Data Collection
Female
Humans
India
Male
Marital Status
Mental Disorders
Middle Aged
Registries
Risk Factors
Sex Factors
Suicide
Description: © 2002 Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
DOI: 10.1027//0227-5910.23.3.98
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