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Article: Social and economic burden of suicides in Hong Kong SAR: A year of life lost perspective

TitleSocial and economic burden of suicides in Hong Kong SAR: A year of life lost perspective
Authors
KeywordsHong Kong SAR
Priority
Suicide
Years of life lost (YLL)
Issue Date2005
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, 2005, v. 26 n. 4, p. 156-159 How to Cite?
AbstractThe paper proposes to use the years-of-life-lost method (YLL) in assessing the social and economic burden of suicides in Hong Kong SAR. The YLL from suicide by age group hi 1981-2002 is calculated based on the standard set by World Health Organization (WHO). It shows that the middle age group (25-39) contributed most to the burden of disease in Hong Kong. The proportion of older adults' suicides is about 25% of the total number of suicides but its disease burden is less than 6% in terms of the YLL. Though the group aged 25-39 contributed disproportionately to the total YLL from suicide, the prevention effort for this particular group has been very much neglected and needs to be strengthened. It illustrates that use of YLL could provide a new viewpoint for setting up public health policies. © 2005 Hogrefe & Huber Publishers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82987
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.527
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.638
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dc.contributor.authorLiu, KYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLaw, CKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLaw, YWen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:35:39Z-
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dc.date.issued2005en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe paper proposes to use the years-of-life-lost method (YLL) in assessing the social and economic burden of suicides in Hong Kong SAR. The YLL from suicide by age group hi 1981-2002 is calculated based on the standard set by World Health Organization (WHO). It shows that the middle age group (25-39) contributed most to the burden of disease in Hong Kong. The proportion of older adults' suicides is about 25% of the total number of suicides but its disease burden is less than 6% in terms of the YLL. Though the group aged 25-39 contributed disproportionately to the total YLL from suicide, the prevention effort for this particular group has been very much neglected and needs to be strengthened. It illustrates that use of YLL could provide a new viewpoint for setting up public health policies. © 2005 Hogrefe & Huber Publishers.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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_HK
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dc.subjectHong Kong SARen_HK
dc.subjectPriorityen_HK
dc.subjectSuicideen_HK
dc.subjectYears of life lost (YLL)en_HK
dc.titleSocial and economic burden of suicides in Hong Kong SAR: A year of life lost perspectiveen_HK
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