The epidemiology and prevention of suicide by hanging: a systematic review.

  title={The epidemiology and prevention of suicide by hanging: a systematic review.},
  author={D Gunnell and Olive Bennewith and Keith Hawton and Sue Simkin and Navneet Kapur},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={34 2},
BACKGROUND Hanging is one of the most commonly used methods for suicide worldwide. In England and a number of other countries, its incidence has increased over the last 30 years. This review summarizes the published literature on suicide by hanging. The focus is on its epidemiology in England and on identifying potential means of prevention. METHODS We searched Medline (1966-2003), Embase (1980-2003), CINAHL (1982-2003) and PsycINFO (1967-2003). As considerable research on suicides occurring… CONTINUE READING
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