Social Health and Behavior

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16--21

Epidemiological study of attempted suicide among children and teenagers in Qazvin Province, Iran


Manoochehr Mahram1, Sonia Oveisi2, Maryam Hosseinzadeh-Milani1 
1 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
2 Metabolic Diseases Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sonia Oveisi
Metabolic Diseases Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Science, Bahonar Blvd, Qazvin
Iran

Introduction: Suicide in children and young adolescents up to 14 years of age has been increased in many countries. This study aimed to determine the incidence, gender difference, timing difference, and cause of suicide attempts among children and teenagers in Qazvin Province, Iran, between 2007 and 2012. Methods: A descriptive-analytic study was performed in a register-based manner. In total, 2771 children and teenagers with suicide attempts who were referred to urban or rural health centers, hospitals, and legal medicinal centers in Qazvin Province were recruited. The residential background, the cause of suicide attempts, and the nature of the suicide acts were assessed. Results: Among all the children who had suicide attempts, 32.12% were male and 67.88% were female (sex ratio 0.47). Most of the suicide cases happened in autumn, and 786 (28.37%) were between 20:00 and 24:00 h. Swallowing poisonous drugs was the most prominent suicide methods, while hanging was the most dangerous method. In addition, familial dispute was the leading cause of suicide. Conclusion: It is a largely complex issue why some children attempt or commit suicide. The understanding of the pattern of suicide can help us provide suitable preventive programs.


How to cite this article:
Mahram M, Oveisi S, Hosseinzadeh-Milani M. Epidemiological study of attempted suicide among children and teenagers in Qazvin Province, Iran.Soc Health Behav 2018;1:16-21


How to cite this URL:
Mahram M, Oveisi S, Hosseinzadeh-Milani M. Epidemiological study of attempted suicide among children and teenagers in Qazvin Province, Iran. Soc Health Behav [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Jul 4 ];1:16-21
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