Volume 13, Issue 4 (Scientific Journal of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences-Winter 2007)                   Avicenna J Clin Med 2007, 13(4): 58-63 | Back to browse issues page

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Ghaleiha A, Behroozi Fard F. Epidemiologic Survey of Suicide Attempters Hospitalized in Hamadan Sina Hospital in 2001-2002. Avicenna J Clin Med 2007; 13 (4) :58-63
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Introduction & Objective: Suicide is the most basic urgency of psychiatry and one of the greatest problems of human. Awareness of epidemiologic factors can help to predict it. The marital status, age, sex and socio-economical and geophysical factors such as time (day, week …) can influence it.  The recognition of these factors lets us to realize preventative methods and decrease suicide. Therefore, this study was implemented to achieve these goals.

Materials and Methods: The current survey was a descriptive cross-sectional.  The studied population was suicide attempters that hospitalized in Hamadan Sina Hospital from August 2001-2002. The sample population (N=400) were chosen randomly out of 1108 suicide performers hospitalized during this period. Required data included demographic and suicide attempters’ spatial-temporal features, extracted from their history records and entered into computer. The data were statistically analyzed by SPSS v.10 using X2 test.

Results: The current study showed that the ratio of men (52%) who attempted suicide was more than that of women. The group age of 15-25 years had the most frequency in suicide attempters (63.7%), the single persons included 50.5 % of suicide attempters and housewives were 29.75% of cases. 80% of attempters were from urban areas. The greatest ratio of suicide related to time was 17% in August, and 15.75 % on Thursdays. While 33.75 % attempted suicide at night, more than any other times of the day. The least attempting of suicide occurred in Ramadan (3.75%), second was of Norouz (New Year) (4 %). There was no increase in suicide attempting during the perfect moon.

Conclusion: The present study showed that suicide attempters were remarkable among youth and housewives and preventative affairs can include the investigation of these groups' problems.

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