Suicide mortality in India: a nationally representative survey.

  title={Suicide mortality in India: a nationally representative survey.},
  author={Vikram Patel and Chinthanie F Ramasundarahettige and Lakshmi Vijayakumar and J. S. Thakur and Vendhan Gajalakshmi and Gopalkrishna Gururaj and Wilson Suraweera and Prabhat Jha},
  volume={379 9834},
BACKGROUND WHO estimates that about 170,000 deaths by suicide occur in India every year, but few epidemiological studies of suicide have been done in the country. We aimed to quantify suicide mortality in India in 2010. METHODS The Registrar General of India implemented a nationally representative mortality survey to determine the cause of deaths occurring between 2001 and 2003 in 1·1 million homes in 6671 small areas chosen randomly from all parts of India. As part of this survey… CONTINUE READING
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