Understanding the unique characteristics of suicide in China: national psychological autopsy study.

@article{Yang2005UnderstandingTU,
  title={Understanding the unique characteristics of suicide in China: national psychological autopsy study.},
  author={Gonghuan Yang and Michael Phillips and Maigeng Zhou and Lijun Wang and Yan-ping Zhang and Dong Xu},
  journal={Biomedical and environmental sciences : BES},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={
          379-89
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the characteristics of suicides in the four main demographic groups: urban males, urban females, rural males and rural females in order to help clarify the demographic pattern of suicides in China. METHODS A detailed psychological autopsy survey instrument was independently administered to 895 suicide victims in family members and close associates from 23 geographically representative locations from around the country. RESULTS Pesticide ingestion accounted for 58% (519… CONTINUE READING

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