Year: 2010 Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, v.45, no.10, (October 2010), p.973-981 SIEC No: 20101034

A cross-sectional study with a random sample of 1000 adult Iranian Kurds examined attitudes toward suicide. Iranian Kurds reported very few suicide attempts whereas the prevalence of reported suicidal thoughts was found to be very high. The reported frequency of suicidal thoughts & the number of suicide attempts during the last year was significantly higher than that from earlier in life. A continuum of suicidal behaviour is supported but does not include self-reported suicide attempts. The reported frequency of suicidal thoughts & suicide attempts was highly dependent on applied response categories & the considered timeframe, which has to be considered thoroughly when interpreting related results. (37 refs.) JA