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Autor: Harry, B(aut); Balseiro, J(aut); Harry, I(aut); Schultz, A(aut); Mc Bean, R(aut).
Título: Profile of suicidal behaviour in Guyana. A retrospective study from 2010 -2012
Fonte: In: Caribbean Public Health Agency. Caribbean Public Health Agency: 60th Annual Scientific Meeting. Kingston, The University of the West Indies. Faculty of Medical Sciences, 2015. p.[1-75]. (West Indian Medical Journal Supplement).
Idioma: en.
Resumo: OBJECTIVE: To assess cases of suicidal behaviour in Guyana to characterize the suicidal profile of Guyanese at present. DESIGN AND METHODS: A nationally represented sample of 899 cases involved in suicidal behaviour, 555 who committed suicide and another 344 attempted suicides from 2010-2012, were surveyed using an epidemiologic study. Risk factors and other associations were identified by professionals through the use of a statistical review and the administration of questionnaires; the information was processed. RESULTS: Suicide was one of the biggest problems in Guyana as evidenced by the country being listed as having the highest estimated rate of suicide worldwide (44.3/100,000) with an mean of 200 lives being lost each year due to suicide. Data on respondents (patient or parents) were used for analysis. The most affected age group is 20 to 49 years (50%) Males committed suicide more frequently, with a ratio of almost 4:1 and the most commonly used methods in suicide cases were poisoning (pesticide / herbicide) with more than 65 % of cases, followed by hanging (>20%). East Indians accounted for >80 %; most of the cases were geographically concentrated in Regions 6,5,4,3 and 2 similar to the estimated cases of suicidal attempts. CONCLUSIONS: The profile of suicide had been well identified in Guyana, and it permits the development of a comprehensive multisectoral suicide prevention strategy to reduce the magnitude of suicidal behavior in Guyana.
Descritores: Suicídio
Suicídio/estatística & dados numéricos
Tentativa de Suicídio
Tentativa de Suicídio/estatística & dados numéricos
Estudos Retrospectivos
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