Year: 2006 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.10, no.2, (2006), p.191-207 SIEC No: 20080847

This study provides information on the Guarani communities in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Epidemiologic & anthropological data were used to examine suicidal behaviour. Findings include: rates of suicide in these communities are higher than the national average; suicide deaths disproportionately affect adolescents & young adults; & suicide rates among young males appear to be increasing. Data in this report highlight the need for health information data specific to a community in order to identify emerging health problems. (36 refs)