Suicide is one of the biggest medical and social problems of the world. The present study was conducted with the aim of investigating the epidemiology of suicide in Asadabad city during 2011-2017.
In this descriptive study, demographic and epidemiologic data of suicide attempts and complete suicide were extracted using special forms of suicide archived in the Asadabad Health Network during the years of 2011-2017. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics.
The overall prevalence of suicide was 797/100000 people (804 cases), the prevalence of successful suicide (death) 21/100000 people (21 cases) and unsuccessful 776/100000 people (n783). Women (934/100000 people, n=466), single people (1548/100000 people, n=374), persons with secondary degree (3889/100000 people, n=258), unemployeds (790100000 people, n=577), residents of the city (792/100000 people, n=289) and season fall (240/100000 people, n=243) had the highest prevalence of suicide. The most important reason for committing suicide was, family fights and disputes (53.7%, n=432) and the most common method was pill consumption (72.4%, n=582).
Considering that the main cause of suicide is family disputes and the most common form of suicide is the use of pills; Suicide outbreaks can be reduced by implementing appropriate interventions, such as establishing family counseling centers and adequate education for vulnerable families and gro ups, as well as reducing access to suicide devices. Key words: Epidemiology, Suicide attempt, Asadabad city Funding: This study was funded by Hamadan University of Medical Sciences.
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