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Article: Economic and environmental factors in Hong Kong suicides

TitleEconomic and environmental factors in Hong Kong suicides
Authors
KeywordsGeographical information system
Hong Kong
Standardized mortality ratio
Suicide
Issue Date2003
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13811118.asp
Citation
Archives Of Suicide Research, 2003, v. 7 n. 2, p. 123-133 How to Cite?
AbstractWe study the geographical suicide pattern in Hong Kong and examine the influence of socio-economic status on suicides. The geographical distributions of suicide at different age categories (youth, middle-aged, and elderly) varied albeit those of the youth and middle-aged seemed more alike. High population density would lead to more youth and middle-aged suicides while a high proportion of Cantonese speaking residents and low proportion of owner-occupiers would lead to more middle-aged suicides. Four etiological factors of suicides - financial status, environmental setting, self-independence, and homemakers (mainly housewives) - were identified. Strong financial status and self-independence with less homemakers would decrease suicide rates at all age categories. Poor environmental factors would however increase suicide in the youth and middle-aged categories.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/48494
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.808
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.905
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dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_HK
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dc.description.abstractWe study the geographical suicide pattern in Hong Kong and examine the influence of socio-economic status on suicides. The geographical distributions of suicide at different age categories (youth, middle-aged, and elderly) varied albeit those of the youth and middle-aged seemed more alike. High population density would lead to more youth and middle-aged suicides while a high proportion of Cantonese speaking residents and low proportion of owner-occupiers would lead to more middle-aged suicides. Four etiological factors of suicides - financial status, environmental setting, self-independence, and homemakers (mainly housewives) - were identified. Strong financial status and self-independence with less homemakers would decrease suicide rates at all age categories. Poor environmental factors would however increase suicide in the youth and middle-aged categories.en_HK
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dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectGeographical information systemen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectStandardized mortality ratioen_HK
dc.subjectSuicideen_HK
dc.titleEconomic and environmental factors in Hong Kong suicidesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailFong, DYT: dytfong@hku.hken_HK
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