Hanging suicides in northern Finland : A descriptive epidemiological study

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Kanamuller , J , Riipinen , P , Riala , K , Paloneva , E & Hakko , H 2016 , ' Hanging suicides in northern Finland : A descriptive epidemiological study ' Death Studies , vol. 40 , no. 4 , pp. 205-210 . DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2015.1117537

Title: Hanging suicides in northern Finland : A descriptive epidemiological study
Author: Kanamuller, Juha; Riipinen, Pirkko; Riala, Kaisa; Paloneva, Eero; Hakko, Helina
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Psychiatry
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Number of pages: 6
Belongs to series: Death Studies
ISSN: 0748-1187
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/161429
Abstract: The authors examined all hanging-suicides during 1988-2013 (N=851) in the province of Oulu, northern Finland. Using death-certificate data and ICD-diagnoses from the Finnish Hospital Discharge Register, we focused on gender differences in suicide, mental health, and somatic health. Male victims were more likely to have intoxication or problematic alcohol use; female victims were more likely to have somatic or mental hospitalization. Previous physical or mental hospitalization was related with absence of intoxication at the time of suicide. Suicide prevention should focus on acute alcohol abuse in the presence of acute stressors, suicidal thoughts and mental illness.
Subject: PHYSICAL ILLNESS
RISK-FACTORS
ALCOHOL
GENDER
BEHAVIOR
3124 Neurology and psychiatry
3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
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