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Article: Years of Life Lost from Suicide in China, 1990-2000

TitleYears of Life Lost from Suicide in China, 1990-2000
Authors
Issue Date2008
PublisherHogrefe & Huber Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hogrefe.com/periodicals/crisis-the-journal-of-crisis-intervention-and-suicide-prevention/
Citation
Crisis, 2008, v. 29 n. 3, p. 131-136 How to Cite?
Abstract
Suicide is an important public health problem in China: It is the fifth leading cause of death in China, and suicide in China accounts for over 30% of the world's overall suicide deaths. The substantial burden due to suicide has not been well recognized. This study aims to provide an estimate of the socioeconomic burden of the suicide problem in China in terms of years of life lost (YLL) and to discuss its implications. Suicide rates and the related YLL by age, gender, and region (urban/rural) from 1990 to 2000 were estimated using the most recent data from the Ministry of Health of China. The suicide rate in rural China was three times higher than that in urban areas. Suicide completers in rural areas shared 90% of total YLL. Rural women aged 25-39 years contributed the largest share of YLL. Our results show that some population subgroups contributed a disproportionate share to the disease burden of suicide. National strategies for suicide prevention should include targeted programs in catering the need of these specified subgroups in China. © 2008 Hogrefe & Huber Publishers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172201
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2013 Impact Factor: 1.762
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.565
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Author Affiliations
  1. Columbia University in the City of New York
  2. The University of Hong Kong
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dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, KYen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaw, CKen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:20:40Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:20:40Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationCrisis, 2008, v. 29 n. 3, p. 131-136en_US
dc.identifier.issn0227-5910en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172201-
dc.description.abstractSuicide is an important public health problem in China: It is the fifth leading cause of death in China, and suicide in China accounts for over 30% of the world's overall suicide deaths. The substantial burden due to suicide has not been well recognized. This study aims to provide an estimate of the socioeconomic burden of the suicide problem in China in terms of years of life lost (YLL) and to discuss its implications. Suicide rates and the related YLL by age, gender, and region (urban/rural) from 1990 to 2000 were estimated using the most recent data from the Ministry of Health of China. The suicide rate in rural China was three times higher than that in urban areas. Suicide completers in rural areas shared 90% of total YLL. Rural women aged 25-39 years contributed the largest share of YLL. Our results show that some population subgroups contributed a disproportionate share to the disease burden of suicide. National strategies for suicide prevention should include targeted programs in catering the need of these specified subgroups in China. © 2008 Hogrefe & Huber Publishers.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHogrefe & Huber Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hogrefe.com/periodicals/crisis-the-journal-of-crisis-intervention-and-suicide-prevention/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofCrisisen_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshCause Of Deathen_US
dc.subject.meshChilden_US
dc.subject.meshChina - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSuicide - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.titleYears of Life Lost from Suicide in China, 1990-2000en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailYip, PSF: sfpyip@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityYip, PSF=rp00596en_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1027/0227-5910.29.3.131en_US
dc.identifier.pmid18714909en_US
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dc.identifier.volume29en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.spage131en_US
dc.identifier.epage136en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000257831700004-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridYip, PSF=7102503720en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLiu, KY=12238938300en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLaw, CK=7201607366en_US

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