Suicide in Sri Lanka 1975–2012: age, period and cohort analysis of police and hospital data

@inproceedings{Knipe2014SuicideIS,
  title={Suicide in Sri Lanka 1975–2012: age, period and cohort analysis of police and hospital data},
  author={Duleeka W Knipe and Chris Metcalfe and Ravindra Fernando and Melissa J Pearson and Flemming Konradsen and Michael Eddleston and D Gunnell},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Sri Lanka has experienced major changes in its suicide rates since the 1970s, and in 1995 it had one of the highest rates in the world. Subsequent reductions in Sri Lanka's suicide rates have been attributed to the introduction of restrictions on the availability of highly toxic pesticides. We investigate these changes in suicide rates in relation to age, gender, method specific trends and birth-cohort and period effects, with the aim of informing preventative strategies. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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