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Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA. MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. 2004; 53(22): 481-484.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2004, (in public domain), Publisher U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

15190245

Abstract

Suicide is the fifth leading cause of death overall in China and the leading cause of death in persons aged 15-34 years. During 1995-1999, approximately 287,000 persons died each year from suicide, a national rate of 23 per 100,000 population. In addition, an estimated 2 million suicide attempts occur each year. To characterize suicides and attempted suicides in China, analyses were conducted of 1) a psychological autopsy study comparing suicides with other injury deaths and 2) three studies of attempted suicides. This report summarizes the results of these analyses, which indicated that 58% of China's suicides were caused by ingesting pesticide, 91% of suicide victims had never visited a mental health professional, and 45% of suicide attempts were impulsive acts performed after considering suicide for

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