Year: 2008 Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, v.43, no.4, (April 2008), p.291-298 SIEC No: 20101010

1000 households in Iranian Kurdisan participated in a cross-sectional study that took place from April-May 2006. Participants were selected by a cluster random sampling process. A questionnaire on attitudes toward suicide was used to measure suicide-related attitudes & thoughts. Suicide-related experiences were more often reported from the wider social network than from family members. There was a significant accumulation of suicide-related experiences when a related event was reported in the close family. The level of suicide-related attitudes was related to age, gender, marital status, level of education, & employment status. (38 refs.) JA