Risk factors for suicide in China: a national case-control psychological autopsy study

@article{Phillips2002RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for suicide in China: a national case-control psychological autopsy study},
  author={Michael Phillips and Gonghuan Yang and Yanping Zhang and Lijun Wang and Maigeng Zhou},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2002},
  volume={360},
  pages={1728-1736}
}
BACKGROUND Suicide is the fifth most important cause of death in China, but the reasons for the high rate and unique pattern of characteristics of those who kill themselves are unknown. METHODS We pretested, and then administered a comprehensive interview to family members and close associates of 519 people who committed suicide and of 536 people who died from other injuries (controls) randomly selected from 23 geographically representative sites in China. FINDINGS After adjustment for sex… CONTINUE READING
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