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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 88-91

Suicides in China from 2008-2017: A longitudinal epidemological study


1 Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, School of Public Health, Zunyi Medical University, Zunyi, Guizhou 563006, China
2 Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, School of Public Health, Zunyi Medical University, Zunyi, Guizhou 563006, China; Center for Injury Research and Policy and Center for Pediatric Trauma Research, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Xiuquan Shi
Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, School of Public Health, Zunyi Medical University, Zunyi 563006, Guizhou

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJCIIS.IJCIIS_108_19

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Introduction: We aimed to describe the change of suicide rates in China from 2008 to 2017 and provide suggestions for the prevention of suicide. Subjects and Methods: A longitudinal study included the time point tracking were used in our study. The suicide data in China were collected from the authoritative official website and yearbook of China from 2008 to 2017. Data were analyzed by SPSS (version 18.0, IBM Corp., Armonk, NY, USA). Origin (version 9.0) was used for graph. Results: We found that the suicide rate in China showed a downward trend. The suicide rate for males in rural was the highest, followed by rural women. Then urban male, and urban female suicide rate was the lowest. The difference was statistically significant (F = 88.35, P < 0.01). Conclusions: The suicide rate in rural areas was higher than that in cities, and men were higher than women. The government should focus on preventing high suicide rates in rural areas, especially men.


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