Comparative epidemiology of suicide in South Korea and Japan: effects of age, gender and suicide methods.

@article{Kim2011ComparativeEO,
  title={Comparative epidemiology of suicide in South Korea and Japan: effects of age, gender and suicide methods.},
  author={Seong Yi Kim and Myoung-Hee Kim and Ichiro Kawachi and Youngtae Cho},
  journal={Crisis},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={5-14}
}
BACKGROUND Suicide is one of the leading causes of mortality in both South Korea and Japan. AIMS The study aims to compare the descriptive epidemiology of suicide over the last two decades (1985-2006) and to explore the conditions associated with the different distribution of suicides in both countries. METHODS Age-standardized suicide rates were obtained from the OECD Health Data 2009. Age-specific suicide rates for the age groups were calculated from the WHO Mortality Database. Suicide… CONTINUE READING

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