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Epidemiology 

Epidemiology
Chapter:
Epidemiology
Source:
Suicide Prevention (Oxford Psychiatry Library) (2 edn)
Author(s):

Robert D. Goldney

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199677580.003.0003

About 1 million people die by suicide each year. Ten to twenty times that number attempt suicide. Suicide numbers are probably under-reported. There is wide variation of suicide rates both between and within countries. Suicide has increased in younger males in developed countries. Attempted suicide, suicidal ideation, and self-harm have widely varying rates, but they share common antecedents. Findings from epidemiological data cannot necessarily be extrapolated to the individual person.

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