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TitleAssessing the quantitative impact of suicide on life expectancy in Hong Kong: 1986-2006
 
AuthorsLaw, CK2
Yip, PSF1
Huo, Y1
 
KeywordsBurden of disease
Cause-elimination life table
Impact assessment
Suicide
Year of life lost
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13811118.asp
 
CitationArchives Of Suicide Research, 2010, v. 14 n. 3, p. 284-290 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13811118.2010.494148
 
AbstractIt is important to have a more complete understanding of the social and economic burden associated with suicide mortality. Apart from the usual year of life lost (YLL), we propose an alternative method, a life table approach to assess the impact of suicide and compare with the YLL approach from 1986 to 2006 in Hong Kong. The life-table approach is to assess the impact at a population level. It shows that the impact of suicides increased from 0.52% (0.30 years) to 0.62% (0.38 years) of life span for males aged 18 while the same figure for females kept at 0.4% (0.30 years) of lifespan over the period. A comparison with the YLL and some discussion are also given. © International Academy for Suicide Research.
 
ISSN1381-1118
2013 Impact Factor: 1.639
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.994
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13811118.2010.494148
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000280264600009
 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.contributor.authorHuo, Y
 
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dc.description.abstractIt is important to have a more complete understanding of the social and economic burden associated with suicide mortality. Apart from the usual year of life lost (YLL), we propose an alternative method, a life table approach to assess the impact of suicide and compare with the YLL approach from 1986 to 2006 in Hong Kong. The life-table approach is to assess the impact at a population level. It shows that the impact of suicides increased from 0.52% (0.30 years) to 0.62% (0.38 years) of life span for males aged 18 while the same figure for females kept at 0.4% (0.30 years) of lifespan over the period. A comparison with the YLL and some discussion are also given. © International Academy for Suicide Research.
 
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dc.identifier.citationArchives Of Suicide Research, 2010, v. 14 n. 3, p. 284-290 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13811118.2010.494148
 
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2013 Impact Factor: 1.639
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.994
 
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dc.subject.meshLife Expectancy
 
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dc.subjectBurden of disease
 
dc.subjectCause-elimination life table
 
dc.subjectImpact assessment
 
dc.subjectSuicide
 
dc.subjectYear of life lost
 
dc.titleAssessing the quantitative impact of suicide on life expectancy in Hong Kong: 1986-2006
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Chinese University of Hong Kong