Year: 2000 Source: The Lancet, v.355, no.9211, (April 8, 2000), p.1220-1224 SIEC No: 20000004

28,998 deaths among Bangladeshi women aged 10-50 years were identified in this study. Of these, 6,610 were thought to be caused by intentional or unintentional injuries. About half of the injury deaths were attributable to suicide. The greatest number of suicides occurred among women aged 20-29, followed by women aged 10-19 years. Self-poisoning & hanging/suffocation were the most common methods of suicide. Strategies to reduce injury-related deaths among women need to be devised. (23 refs.)