Image of suicide in Hormozgan province, 2012

AUTHORS

Ebrahim Khajeh 1 , * , Mahmoud Hosseinpoor 1 , Bita Sedigh 1 , Yousef Rezvani 2

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 General Practitioner, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 BSc of Mental Health, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 17 (1); e87936
Published Online: December 10, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 16, 2012
Accepted: December 10, 2012

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Abstract

Introduction: Suicide is one of the most important social and public health issues which
affect not only the persons who attempted but also their families and community. World
Health Organization estimated in 2000 about one million people has died by suicide. In
many countries suicide is among main 10 reasons for mortality and one out of three causes
of death for15-35 year old age group.
Methods: This study was based on data which collected from surveillance system running
all around the province in 2012. By using SPSS software version 19, demographic
variables, method and result of suicide were analyzed and demonstrated.
Results: 712 suicide attempts happened in Hormozgan province in 2012. 451 cases
(63.3%) were female and 261 cases (36.7%) were male. Most suicide attempts were in 15-
34 year old age group which consist 89.2% of all cases. Incidence of suicide was higher in
summer. Drug poisoning was the main method of suicide (77.7%), afterward hanging
(8.8%) and poisoning (8.3%) had high incidence. 9.6% of men and 2.4% of women who
attempted suicide had died.
Conclusion: According to these findings, suicide is an important problem especially for
young people in Hormozgan province. Strengthening the surveillance system and planning
to reduce the risk factors in society is necessary to control this problem.

Keywords

Suicide - Hormozgan - Surveillance System

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