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ERIC Number: EJ883280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Methods of Suicide among Cancer Patients: A Nationwide Population-Based Study
Chung, Kuo-Hsuan; Lin, Herng-Ching
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v40 n2 p107-114 Apr 2010
A 3-year nationwide population-based data set was used to explore methods of suicide (violent vs. nonviolent) and possible contributing factors among cancer patients in Taiwan. A total of 1,065 cancer inpatients who committed suicide were included as our study sample. The regression shows that those who had genitourinary cancer were 0.55 times (p = 0.047) less likely to use violent methods to commit suicide than those who had respiratory cancer. Among those who committed suicide out of town, the odds of using violent methods were 1.39 (p = 0.015) of their counterparts who had committed suicide in their hometowns. Those who had income between NT$15,841 to approximately NT$25,000 were 0.70 (p = 0.042) times less likely to use violent methods to commit suicide than those who had no income.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan