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Age and gender differences in the use of various poisoning methods for deliberate self-harm in individuals admitted to Loghman Hospital in Tehran (2000-2004)
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Psychiatry.
Toxicological Research Center, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, and the Tobacco Control and Prevention Research Center.
Centre of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Regions South and East, Oslo, Norway.
Faculty of Pharmacy, and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
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2008 (English)In: Journal of Suicide and Life-threatening Behaviour, ISSN 0363-0234, Vol. 39, no 2, 231-239 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Different methods of poisoning used by individuals with the diagnosis of parasuicide admitted to the Loghman Hospital, Tehran, from 2000 to 2004 were investigated, with particular focus on gender and age differences. Drugs, pesticides, and other agricultural chemicals (women: 12.7%, men: 9%) were the most commonly used methods. In males, the percentage of use of drugs increased with age, but the frequency of pesticides use decreased with age. In females, drugs were most often used in the youngest age group, whereas the use of pesticides was lowest in the youngest age category. Females outnumbered males, especially in the youngest age group of 10 to 19 years olds. Drugs and pesticides were the substances used most often for parasuicide in each age group regardless of gender.

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2008. Vol. 39, no 2, 231-239 p.
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Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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Social Medicine
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-9576DOI: 10.1521/suli.2009.39.2.231OAI: diva2:149247
Available from: 2008-04-28 Created: 2008-04-28 Last updated: 2011-06-22Bibliographically approved

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