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Epidemiology, risk and protective factors of self-immolation : a study from Iran

@inproceedings{Ahmadi2013EpidemiologyRA,
  title={Epidemiology, risk and protective factors of self-immolation : a study from Iran},
  author={Alireza Ahmadi},
  year={2013}
}
Background: Suicide by self-burning (self-immolation) is one of the suicide methods that is far more common in low-middle income countries than in highincome ones. Iran is one of the countries that has a high rate of self-immolation. Women are the main victims as the reports show. In this study we aim to find the epidemiology, risk and protective factors of self-immolation. Methods: Initially, we analyzed two national databases to identify the epidemiological aspects of self-immolation… Expand
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Self-immolation in Iran, risk factors and prevention strategies
TLDR
This study shows that self-immolation is a significant health problem in some parts of Iran, suggesting that the health care system and authorities should be more attentive to this public health challenge. Expand

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