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Impact of 2008 global economic crisis on suicide: time trend study in 54 countries
Objective To investigate the impact of the 2008 global economic crisis on international trends in suicide and to identify sex/age groups and countries most affected. Design Time trend analysisExpand
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Was the economic crisis 1997-1998 responsible for rising suicide rates in East/Southeast Asia? A time-trend analysis for Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand.
In 1997-1998 a widespread economic crisis hit the economies of many East/Southeast Asian countries; its impact on suicide rates across the region has not been systematically documented. WeExpand
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Geography of suicide in Taiwan: spatial patterning and socioeconomic correlates.
In industrialised Western nations suicide rates tend to be high in inner city areas and socially fragmented neighbourhoods. Few studies have investigated spatial variations in suicide in non-WesternExpand
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Means restriction for suicide prevention
Limitation of access to lethal methods used for suicide--so-called means restriction--is an important population strategy for suicide prevention. Many empirical studies have shown that such meansExpand
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The global burden of fatal self-poisoning with pesticides 2006-15: Systematic review.
BACKGROUND Agricultural pesticide poisoning is a major contributor to the global burden of suicide. Over the last decade there has been a marked decrease in the incidence of suicide worldwide. It isExpand
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The Evolution of the Epidemic of Charcoal-Burning Suicide in Taiwan: A Spatial and Temporal Analysis
Shu-Sen Chang and colleagues describe the epidemiology of an epidemic of suicide by charcoal burning in Taiwan and discuss possible reasons for its spread.
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The leading methods of suicide in Taiwan, 2002-2008
BackgroundDiverse socioeconomic and cultural developments between geographic regions and cities/counties have resulted in different physical availability and socio-cultural acceptability of certainExpand
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Economic shocks, resilience, and male suicides in the Great Recession: cross-national analysis of 20 EU countries.
BACKGROUND During the 2007-11 recessions in Europe, suicide increases were concentrated in men. Substantial differences across countries and over time remain unexplained. We investigated whetherExpand
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The impact of pesticide suicide on the geographic distribution of suicide in Taiwan: a spatial analysis
BackgroundPesticide self-poisoning is the most commonly used suicide method worldwide, but few studies have investigated the national epidemiology of pesticide suicide in countries where it is aExpand
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The association of trends in charcoal-burning suicide with Google search and newspaper reporting in Taiwan: a time series analysis
PurposeSome East/Southeast Asian countries have experienced a rapid increase in suicide by charcoal burning over the past decade. Media reporting and Internet use were thought to contribute to theExpand
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