Survival probability in self immolation attempters: A prospective observational cohort study.


Epidemiology of suicide and attempted suicide derived from the health system database in the Islamic Republic of Iran: 2001-2007.


Suicide by self-burning in Iraqi Kurdistan: Description and risk factors.

This study aims to provide evidence for the problem of suicide by self-burning in Iraqi Kurdistan. Data were collected prospectively from all patients admitted to the burn center in the province of Sulaymaniyah and cases of self-burning were compared with cases of accidental burns. There were 197 cases with an annual incidence rate of 8.4 […]

Case Series of Completed Suicides by Burning Over a 13-Year Period

The death records of the King County Medical Examiner’s Office in Washington State from 1996-2009 were examined. 25 cases of suicide by burning were identified & used to characterize decedent demographics, circumstances of death, & motivating factors. Compared to other methods of suicide, burning demonstrated a significant overrepresentation of decedents who were women, 40-59 years […]

Prevention of self-immolation by community-based intervention


Suicidal Behavior by Burns in the Province of Fars, Iran: a Socioepidemiologic Approach

Epidemiologic characteristics of suicidal behaviour by burns in the province of Fars, Iran are described. A prospective population-based study was conducted from March 2005-March 2006. A total of 125 patients were identified, respresenting an overall incidence rate of 4.3 per 100,000 population. Females had a higher rate of suicidal behaviour by burns than males. The […]

Self Inflicted Burn; a High Tide

This study highighted the demographic profile, examined methods of self-inflicted burns, & explored precipitating factors in Jamshoro, Pakistan over a period of 8 years. 154 cases with self-inflicted burns were divided into 2 groups: sucide attempters & self-immolators. Self-immolators were considerably younger than suicide attempters. Males dominated in the self-immolators group while females outnumbered males […]

Differences in the Outcomes and Treatments of Extensively Burned Patients Between a Chinese Hospital and a Japanese Hospital


Self-Inflicted and Other-Inflicted Intentional Burns Versus Unintentional Burns: a Comparison Study

This study examined group differences between intentional & unintentional burn injuries, comparing 109 individuals with self-inflicted & 109 individuals with other-inflicted burns to an unintentional burn group. Those were intentional burn injuries (self- & other-inflicted) were more likely to be young, female, unmarried, unemployed, abuse substances, & have positive alcohol/drug screens at hospital admission. Individuals […]

A Survey of Suicide by Burning in Tehran, Iran

The characteristics of suicide by burning in Tehran were analyzed using data from 2002-2006. 374 cases were identified. The group at highest risk was young females. 65 of the victims died at the scene of the incident. The location of the suicide was home for all female victims & 75.4% of male victims. 61% of […]

Self-Inflicted Burns: an Eight Year Retrospective Study in Finland

This study investigated differences in characteristics of burn patients who had attempted suicide compared with other burn patients admitted to the Helsinki Burn Centre during 1989-1997. Of the total 811 patients, 46 had attempted suicide. The median total body surface area of suicide attempters was markedly higher than in the other patients. Flame was a […]

Psychosocial and Cultural Motivations for Self-Inflicted Burns Among Iranian Women

This article highlights aspects of social suffering among women in Iran. Self-inflicted burns, a significant indicator of mental health among Iranian women, are discussed in order to increase awareness of this phenomenon in the international community & to act as a first step towards initiating an impovement in the health of Iranian women. (7 refs.)

Suicidal Intention and Self-Immolation: What is the Outcome?

The authors comment on an article by Thombs & Bresnick (2008) in which they reported data from the American Burn Association National Burn Repository found no difference in mortality or length of stay in patients whose injuries were self-inflicted compared with those whose burns were caused by accident. (16 refs.)

Who Attempts Suicide by Burning? An Analysis of age Patterns of Mortality by Self-Inflicted Burning in the United States

This study compared age patterns of suicide by burning in the USA to age patterns in suicide by all methods as an indicator of whether suicide by burning may be a phenomenon related to altered mental status (psychosis &/or intoxication). An analysis of three national databases was done. Risk of suicide by burning is highest […]

Driven to a Fiery Death – the Tragedy of Self-Immolation in Afghanistan

This article discusses self-immolation among Afghan girls & women. Although reliable data are not available, there are indications self-immolation is occurring at a notable & steady rate. Reviews of this practice indicate forced & child marriages as well as violence perpetrated by husbands, in-laws, & husbands’ other wives are common precursors of self-immolation. In one […]

Suicide by Burning in Korea


Correlation Between Incidences of Self-Inflicted Burns and Means of Inbreeding Coefficients, an Ecologic Study


Immolations and Consensus: the Justification of Innocence


Suicidal Behavior by Burns Among Adolescents in Kurdistan, Iran

Snehalata’s Death: Dowry and Women’s Agency in Colonial Bengal


Sacrifice or Suicide?


Criminal Behavioral Assessment of Arsonists, Pyromaniacs, and Multiple Firesetters: the Burning Question


Wife Burning: Cultural Cues for Lethal Violence Against Women Among Asian Indians in the United States