Manual for Estimating the Economic Costs of Injuries due to Interpersonal and Self-Directed Violence

This manual begins by discussing the rationale for estimating the economic costs of violence, the objectives of the manual, & target audiences. The next 3 chapters discuss: defining violence & measuring its occurence; methodological approaches to estimating the magnitude & costs of violence-related injuries; & guidelines. The fifth chapter presents 3 case studies from Brazil, […]

Acetaminophen Overdose in Jamaica


A Public Health and Suicide Risk in Jamaica From 2002 to 2006

This study updates data on the prevalence of suicide in Jamaica, makes comparisons with international data, provides age-gender data on those who die by suicide, & provides information for public health practitioners to inform policy decisions. The suicide rate averaged 2.26 per 100,000 over the study period. In 2006, the suicide rate for males was […]

Resiliency Factors in Jamaican Adolescents

Suicidal Behaviour and Admissions to the Psychiatric Ward at a University Hospital 1996-2000

The theme of this Conference was “Injuries, Suicide & Violence: Building Knowledge, Policies & Practices to Promote a Safer World”

Suicide in Jamaica

This study describes the distribution of suicide in Jamaica in 1975 & 1976. Over 28,000 death certificates were scrutinized & field survey methods used to identify possible suicides. 58 suicides were found; correct identification of suicide had taken place in 16 cases. In Jamaica a low rate of suicide is related to the African backround […]