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

  title={Epidemiology, risk and protective factors of self-immolation : a study from Iran},
  author={Alireza Ahmadi},
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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