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Article: Suicide methods in Asia: Implications in suicide prevention

TitleSuicide methods in Asia: Implications in suicide prevention
Authors
KeywordsAge
Asia
Culture
Economic
Information
Media
Public Health
Religion
Sex
Suicide
Suicide Method
Technology
Trend
Issue Date2012
PublisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.org/ijerph
Citation
International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 2012, v. 9 n. 4, p. 1135-1158 How to Cite?
AbstractAs the largest continent in the World, Asia accounts for about 60% of World suicides. Preventing suicide by restricting access to suicide methods is one of the few evidence-based suicide prevention strategies. However, there has been a lack of systematic exploration of suicide methods in Asian countries. To amend this shortage, the current review examines the leading suicide methods in different Asian countries, their trend, their age- and sex- specific characteristics, and their implications for suicide prevention. In total, 42 articles with leading suicide methods data in 17 Asian countries/regions were retrieved. The epidemiologic characteristics and recent trends of common suicide methods reflect specific socio-cultural, economic, and religious situations in the region. Common suicide methods shift with the introduction of technologies and constructions, and have specific age- or sex-characteristics that may render the restriction of suicide methods not equally effective for all sex and age sub-groups. Charcoal burning, pesticide poisoning, native plant poisoning, self-immolation, and jumping are all prominent examples. In the information society, suicide prevention that focuses on suicide methods must monitor and control the innovation and spread of knowledge and practices of suicide "technologies". It may be more cost-effective to design safety into technologies as a way of suicide prevention while there is no rash of suicides yet by the new technologies. Further research on suicide methods is important for public health approaches to suicide prevention with sensitivity to socio-cultural, economic, and religious factors in different countries. © 2012 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172295
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.035
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.883
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dc.contributor.authorChen, YYen_US
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:21:13Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:21:13Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 2012, v. 9 n. 4, p. 1135-1158en_US
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172295-
dc.description.abstractAs the largest continent in the World, Asia accounts for about 60% of World suicides. Preventing suicide by restricting access to suicide methods is one of the few evidence-based suicide prevention strategies. However, there has been a lack of systematic exploration of suicide methods in Asian countries. To amend this shortage, the current review examines the leading suicide methods in different Asian countries, their trend, their age- and sex- specific characteristics, and their implications for suicide prevention. In total, 42 articles with leading suicide methods data in 17 Asian countries/regions were retrieved. The epidemiologic characteristics and recent trends of common suicide methods reflect specific socio-cultural, economic, and religious situations in the region. Common suicide methods shift with the introduction of technologies and constructions, and have specific age- or sex-characteristics that may render the restriction of suicide methods not equally effective for all sex and age sub-groups. Charcoal burning, pesticide poisoning, native plant poisoning, self-immolation, and jumping are all prominent examples. In the information society, suicide prevention that focuses on suicide methods must monitor and control the innovation and spread of knowledge and practices of suicide "technologies". It may be more cost-effective to design safety into technologies as a way of suicide prevention while there is no rash of suicides yet by the new technologies. Further research on suicide methods is important for public health approaches to suicide prevention with sensitivity to socio-cultural, economic, and religious factors in different countries. © 2012 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.org/ijerphen_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthen_US
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectAgeen_US
dc.subjectAsiaen_US
dc.subjectCultureen_US
dc.subjectEconomicen_US
dc.subjectInformationen_US
dc.subjectMediaen_US
dc.subjectPublic Healthen_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.subjectSexen_US
dc.subjectSuicideen_US
dc.subjectSuicide Methoden_US
dc.subjectTechnologyen_US
dc.subjectTrenden_US
dc.titleSuicide methods in Asia: Implications in suicide preventionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailYip, PSF: sfpyip@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph9041135en_US
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dc.identifier.volume9en_US
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