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Article: Suicide notes in Hong Kong in 2000

TitleSuicide notes in Hong Kong in 2000
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/07481187.asp
Citation
Death Studies, 2009, v. 33 n. 4, p. 372-381 How to Cite?
AbstractSuicide notes have been regarded as one of the most informative data sources to understand the reasons why people commit suicide. However, there is a paucity of suicide note studies, leaving researchers with an assumption that this phenomenon remains static over time. This study examines this assumption by comparing the characteristics of note-leavers of the same population at 2 different points in time. The authors investigated the characteristics of 316 note-leavers in 2000 in Hong Kong and compared them to note-leavers in 1992. The proportion of people who left suicide notes increased from 20% to 35% between 1992 and 2000, a change that may be related to changes in suicide methods. Note-leavers in 2000 were characterized as individuals aged 25-59 years old, employed, with no physical illness, no psychiatric illness, and died as a result of charcoal-burning. Present data suggest that reasons for leaving suicide notes may have changed over the 8 years from 1992 to 2000. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60957
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.102
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.666
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dc.contributor.authorWong, PWCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYeung, AWMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, WSCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTang, AKHen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T04:22:55Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T04:22:55Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationDeath Studies, 2009, v. 33 n. 4, p. 372-381en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0748-1187en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60957-
dc.description.abstractSuicide notes have been regarded as one of the most informative data sources to understand the reasons why people commit suicide. However, there is a paucity of suicide note studies, leaving researchers with an assumption that this phenomenon remains static over time. This study examines this assumption by comparing the characteristics of note-leavers of the same population at 2 different points in time. The authors investigated the characteristics of 316 note-leavers in 2000 in Hong Kong and compared them to note-leavers in 1992. The proportion of people who left suicide notes increased from 20% to 35% between 1992 and 2000, a change that may be related to changes in suicide methods. Note-leavers in 2000 were characterized as individuals aged 25-59 years old, employed, with no physical illness, no psychiatric illness, and died as a result of charcoal-burning. Present data suggest that reasons for leaving suicide notes may have changed over the 8 years from 1992 to 2000. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.en_HK
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dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/07481187.aspen_HK
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dc.titleSuicide notes in Hong Kong in 2000en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, PWC: paulw@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailYip, PSF: sfpyip@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailTang, AKH: akhtang@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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