An analysis of suicide and undetermined deaths in 17 predominantly Islamic countries contrasted with the UK.

@article{Pritchard2007AnAO,
  title={An analysis of suicide and undetermined deaths in 17 predominantly Islamic countries contrasted with the UK.},
  author={Colin Pritchard and S Amanullah},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={421-30}
}
  • Colin Pritchard, S Amanullah
  • Published 2007 in Psychological medicine
BACKGROUND Suicide is expressly condemned in the Qu'ran, and traditionally few Islamic countries have reported suicide. Undetermined deaths are classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as Other Violent Deaths (OVD) in ICD-9, or Other External Causes (OEC) in ICD-10. It has been suggested that to avoid under-reporting of suicides, both formal suicide verdicts and OVD should be considered together because OVD may contain 'hidden' suicides. METHOD The latest WHO mortality data, by age… CONTINUE READING

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