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Seasonality of suicide occurrence in Ilam

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(2014) Seasonality of suicide occurrence in Ilam. Iranian Journal of Epidemiology. pp. 17-23. ISSN 17357489 (ISSN)

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Background & Objectives: Suicide has been recognized as a public health concern in all communities. Several factors are contributing to its incidence in developed and developing countries. Purpose of this study is to investigate seasonal patterns of suicide in Ilam province western Iran. Methods: Data were recruited from a systematic registry of Ilam province between available from 2001-2009. Overall, 3873 suicides were recorded. According to month and season of suicide, data were analyzed using chi-square test and logistic regression. Results: Among suicide attempters, a peak of suicide occurrence was observed in summer, especially in August. In general, 16 of suicides were completed. The risk of death (OR)due to suicide was significantly greater in winter and March compared to other seasons and months, respectively. Conclusion: Suicide occurrence varies by month and season and seasonal-related factors such as psychological, environmental and social aspects should be considered for any prevention programs and strategies.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Ilam Seasonal pattern Suicide article human Iran seasonal variation suicide attempt summer winter risk environmental factor incidence major clinical study psychologic assessment social aspect
Page Range: pp. 17-23
Journal or Publication Title: Iranian Journal of Epidemiology
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 9
Number: 3
ISSN: 17357489 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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