Epidemiology of suicide in Brazil (1980-2000): characterization of age and gender rates of suicide.

@article{MelloSantos2005EpidemiologyOS,
  title={Epidemiology of suicide in Brazil (1980-2000): characterization of age and gender rates of suicide.},
  author={Carolina de Mello-Santos and Jos{\'e} Manuel Bertolote and Y-p Wang},
  journal={Revista brasileira de psiquiatria},
  year={2005},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={131-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the suicide rates in Brazil in recent decades, drawing comparisons with the worldwide epidemiological situation. METHODS Descriptive analyses of Brazilian suicide data, relating to the 1980-2000 period and extracted from the DATASUS database. Brazilian suicide trends were examined by age and gender. RESULTS The overall rate of suicide in Brazil increased 21% in 20 years. Men were found to be 2.3 to 4.0 times more likely to commit suicide than were women, and the… CONTINUE READING

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