Year: 2001 Source: Transcultural Psychiatry, v.38, no.1, (1 March 2001), p.51-63 SIEC No: 20030945

A computerized search of the literature back to 1966 on suicidal behaviour & ethnicity in Malaysia was performed & supplemented by other relevant published & research material. There was a consistent pattern of higher rates of attempted suicide & suicide for the Indian population compared with other ethnocultural groups. Patterns of migration experiences, religious & cultural beliefs, higher suicide risk in rural areas, the use of toxic biocides as a method of suicide, & relatively high suicide rates in young women were identified. (29 refs)