Year: 2006 Source: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, v.60, no.1, (February 2006), p.90-95 SIEC No: 20060797

This study examined the characteristic features of suicides from 1998-2003. Data were collected from the Bureau of Policy & Strategy & analyzed to reveal the mortality from suicide according to age, gender, rate & methods of suicides. Suicide rates increased to 8.6 per 100,000 in 1999 & decreased to 7.1 per 100,000 in 2003. Male suicide reached a peak for those aged 25-29 years while female suicide showed less variation with age. Suicide was more prevalent where HIV infection might be related to high prevalence. Suicide prevention program should focus on males in early adulthood. (27 refs)