Volume 10, Number 28 (Sep 2000)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2000, 10(28): 8-12 | Back to browse issues page


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Âhmadi A, Haji Âhmadi M. An epidemiological report on succussful suicide in Mazandaran province in 1990-91 . J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2000; 10 (28) :8-12
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Background and purpose: Suicide is among ten causes of mortality and morbidity in the world. The incidence of suicide in the countries known as the suicide ring is 10-25 in hundred thousands annually. Therefore, due to the lack of proper and exact statistical reports on suicide, all the files related to suicide cases were collected from the courts and forensic medicine department for this study.
Materials and Methods: This is a prospective as well as a retrospective study in which the data were collected from 26 centers in Mazandaran province and analyzed statistically y X2 and student’s t-test.
Results: The incidence of suicide was 1.4/100000 in 1990 and 2.3/100000 in 1991. Psychiatric patients specially the young and youngsters, females and married ones were among the high risk cases. Âmong the methods of suicide, self burning, hanging and poisoning had a high rate of mortality.
Çonclusion: The threat of suicide in a young country like Ïran, with increasing rate of population and identity disorders among young generation in one end and other special difficulties in a competitive society from the other end, needs more attention of the administrators. Priority should be given to proper communication services, and identification of cases and also establishment of equipped medical service centres are recommended.
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