Prevalence of Suicide Thoughts, Plans and Attempts in a Community Sample from Karaj, Iran

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Title Prevalence of Suicide Thoughts, Plans and Attempts in a Community Sample from Karaj, Iran
Author KazemMalakouti, Seyed; NojomiNojomi; Bolhari, Jafar; Hakishooshtari, Mitra; Poshtmashhhadi, Marjan; De Leo, Diego
Journal Name Community Mental Health Journal
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Abstract Aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of suicide ideation and behavior in a community sample of an Iranian city, Karaj. Study sample consisted of 2,300 subjects, chosen randomly from the community. The WHO/SUPRE-MISS survey questionnaire, used in this study. Lifetime prevalence for suicide thoughts, plans and attempts were 12.7, 6.2 and 3.3%, respectively and for the previous year they were 5.7, 2.9 and 1%, respectively. Although it is not possible to generalize the results to the country, but in some area of Iran, the prevalence of suicide ideation, plan and attempt appeared to be similar to that of many developed countries.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 Springer Netherlands. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The original publication is available at
Volume 45
Issue Number 1
Page from 37
Page to 41
ISSN 0010-3853
Date Accessioned 2009-09-09
Language en_AU
Research Centre Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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