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Article: The economic and potential years of life lost from suicide in Taiwan, 1997-2007

TitleThe economic and potential years of life lost from suicide in Taiwan, 1997-2007
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherHogrefe Publishing. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hogrefe.com/periodicals/crisis-the-journal-of-crisis-intervention-and-suicide-prevention/
Citation
Crisis, 2011, v. 32 n. 3, p. 152-159 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Taiwan has experienced a marked increase in the suicide rate in the last decade. However, the socioeconomic burden and impact to the community has not been adequately assessed. Aims: This study aimed to estimate the social and economic burden of premature mortality from suicide in Taiwan in 1997-2007. Methods: The suicide rate, potential years of life lost (PYLL), and present value of lifetime earnings (PVLE) by sex and age groups in 1997-2007 were calculated. The contribution of each suicide method to PYLL for each age group was also assessed. Results: Using the PYLL calculations, suicide had become the third leading cause of death in Taiwan in 2007, compared to its ninth position in terms of absolute numbers. Furthermore, the PYLL was associated with an estimated NTD (New Taiwan Dollars) 32.5 billion of lost earnings in 2007. The increase in PYLL and PVLE from suicide was highest in middle-aged men (aged 25-59 years). Charcoal burning suicide accounted for most of the increase in PYLL in the middle-aged group in the past decade. Conclusions: The loss of life in middle-aged males contributes disproportionately to the social and economic burden of suicide in Taiwan. Suicide intervention effort should target this high-risk population. © 2011 Hogrefe Publishing.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172254
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2014 Impact Factor: 1.482
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.565
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dc.contributor.authorLaw, CKen_US
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, YYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:20:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:20:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationCrisis, 2011, v. 32 n. 3, p. 152-159en_US
dc.identifier.issn0227-5910en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172254-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Taiwan has experienced a marked increase in the suicide rate in the last decade. However, the socioeconomic burden and impact to the community has not been adequately assessed. Aims: This study aimed to estimate the social and economic burden of premature mortality from suicide in Taiwan in 1997-2007. Methods: The suicide rate, potential years of life lost (PYLL), and present value of lifetime earnings (PVLE) by sex and age groups in 1997-2007 were calculated. The contribution of each suicide method to PYLL for each age group was also assessed. Results: Using the PYLL calculations, suicide had become the third leading cause of death in Taiwan in 2007, compared to its ninth position in terms of absolute numbers. Furthermore, the PYLL was associated with an estimated NTD (New Taiwan Dollars) 32.5 billion of lost earnings in 2007. The increase in PYLL and PVLE from suicide was highest in middle-aged men (aged 25-59 years). Charcoal burning suicide accounted for most of the increase in PYLL in the middle-aged group in the past decade. Conclusions: The loss of life in middle-aged males contributes disproportionately to the social and economic burden of suicide in Taiwan. Suicide intervention effort should target this high-risk population. © 2011 Hogrefe Publishing.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHogrefe Publishing. 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.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAge Distributionen_US
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshCause Of Deathen_US
dc.subject.meshCost Of Illnessen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshLife Expectancyen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshSex Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSuicide - Economics - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshTaiwan - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.titleThe economic and potential years of life lost from suicide in Taiwan, 1997-2007en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailYip, PS: sfpyip@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityYip, PS=rp00596en_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1027/0227-5910/a000070en_US
dc.identifier.pmid21616764-
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dc.identifier.volume32en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.spage152en_US
dc.identifier.epage159en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000292594400006-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridYip, PS=7102503720en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChen, YY=52163268600en_US

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