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NCJ Number: NCJ 242048     Find in a Library
Title: Suicide Trends in Upper Egypt
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Author(s): Wafaa M. Abdel Moneim, Ph.D. ; Heba A. Yassa, Ph.D. ; Safaa M. George, Ph.D.
  Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:57  Issue:5  Dated:September 2012  Pages:1247 to 1251
Date Published: 09/2012
Page Count: 5
  Annotation: This article is a retrospective study evaluating suicide cases in Assiut, one of the largest provinces in Egypt.
Abstract: Suicide is an important problem, ranking among the top 10 causes of death for individuals in all ages in developed countries. This article is a retrospective study evaluating suicide cases in Assiut, one of the largest provinces in Egypt, from 2005 to 2009. There were 117 cases, of which involved 68 male victims (58.12 percent) and 49 women (41.88 percent). Suicide rates ranged from 0.6 to 0.8 per 100,000. Age predominance was from 20 to less than 30 years. The method of suicide was different between male and female victims, as male victims tried to use more violent methods than females. The most common cause of death in men was usage of toxins and by hanging 29 percent and 28 percent, respectively, while in women was usage of toxins (70 percent). This study showed that suicide rates have increased since 1987, indicating a grave problem that needs to be solved. Abstract published by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons.
Main Term(s): Forensics/Forensic Sciences
Index Term(s): Suicide ; Behavioral science research ; Victims of Crime ; Arab Republic of Egypt
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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