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Suicide, gender, and age variations in India. Are women in indian society protected from suicide?
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PMID:  12542106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Peter Mayer; Tahereh Ziaian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Crisis     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0227-5910     ISO Abbreviation:  Crisis     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-24     Completed Date:  2003-02-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8218602     Medline TA:  Crisis     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  98-103     Citation Subset:  IM    
Politics Department, Adelaide University, SA, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Data Collection
India / epidemiology
Marital Status
Mental Disorders / complications,  epidemiology
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Sex Factors
Suicide / prevention & control,  psychology,  statistics & numerical data*

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