Year: 1978 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.133, (July 1978), p.380-381 SIEC No: 20000414

This letter to the editor reports on a study of 100 cases of attempted & completed suicide in Khartoum province, Sudan during June 1971-May 1975. There were 90 attempts, 50 by women, & 10 completions. Most attempts & completions occurred among people in the 10-29 age group & nearly half were married. 92 were Moslems. Socio-economic stresses & family problems seemed to be the most common precipitants. The most common method of suicide was burning. Implications of the data are discussed.