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:: Volume 21, Issue 6 (12-2013) ::
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2013, 21(6): 240-247 Back to browse issues page
Determinants of complete suicide: A cross sectional study
S Khazaei , M Karami * 1, M Sohailzade , A Sohrabnegad
1- , ma.karami@umsha.ac.ir
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Background and objectives: Committing suicide is known as a big challenge for general health in all societies. Suicide has roots in complicated behavioral, biological, social and psychological matters besides, the amount of information available on the issue is limited in small towns. Due to these facts, this study was aimed at designating the causes of committing suicide in the western town of Toyserkan ,Hamedan, Iran. Methods: The present study is a cross-sectional, descriptive-analytical one in which 265 cases of committing suicide are investigated. In order to find out the relation between the variables with successful suicide cases the Chai-square correlation test was used. The logistic regression model was implemented to investigate the simultaneous effects of variables on successful cases of suicide. The meaningful statistical significance level was 0.05 and the data were analyzed using the Stata v3 software. Results: Out of a total of 265 suicide cases, %59.6 was committed by men %64.5 aged less than 25and %51.3 resided in urban areas. %78 of the cases committed suicide using medications. %9.4 of the cases was successful. The relationship between successful commitment of suicide and residence, season, suicide tools and sex variables, was statistically meaningful. The chance of successful suicide using drugs was 33.8 times as much as suicide using medications. Conclusion: Based on the findings of the study, the greatest rate of suicide in men is committed by those under the age of 25, those residing in urban areas and the singles. The most common suicide method was that of using medications. So, paying special attention to this group of people is of prime importance.
Keywords: committing suicide, suicide, complete suicide
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: public health
Received: 2013/10/10 | Accepted: 2013/11/25 | Published: 2014/01/11
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khazaei S, karami M, sohailzade M, sohrabnegad A. Determinants of complete suicide: A cross sectional study. J. Ilam Uni. Med. Sci. 2013; 21 (6) :240-247
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