Deliberate self-harm and suicide by pesticide ingestion in the Sundarban region, India.

@article{Banerjee2009DeliberateSA,
  title={Deliberate self-harm and suicide by pesticide ingestion in the Sundarban region, India.},
  author={Sohini Banerjee and Arabinda Narayan Chowdhury and Esther Schelling and Arabinda Brahma and Mrinal Kanti Biswas and Mitchell Gralnick Weiss},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={
          213-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the clinical epidemiology, including case fatality and determinants of self-harm in six island blocks of the Sundarban region of West Bengal, India. METHODS We examined the clinical records of 1277 patients admitted for deliberate self-harm (DSH) to the six island hospitals from 1999 to 2001. RESULTS 77.7% of the patients survived their attempt, 11.9% died and for 10.4% the outcome was not recorded. Women accounted for 65.2% of the DSH admissions and 67.1% of the deaths… CONTINUE READING
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