ERIC Number: EJ897136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
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Age-Specific Characteristics of Serious Suicide Attempters in China
Zhao, Pengcheng; Yang, Rong; Phillips, Michael R.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v40 n4 p383-393 Aug 2010
Characteristics of four age groups of patients with medically serious suicide attempts from nine general hospitals in China (N = 617) were compared. There were no significant age-group differences by residence (rural vs. urban), method of attempt, proportion with prior attempts, or level of family functioning. Attempters [less than or equal to]20 years of age were less likely to use alcohol at the time of the attempt. Attempters age 20-44 years had less regular contact with family members but were more likely to make the attempt in the presence of someone else. And attempters [greater than or equal to]45 years were more likely to have high suicidal intent, lower quality of life, mood disorders, and substance abuse disorders. These results highlight the need for age-specific intervention programs for suicide attempters.
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Age Differences, Place of Residence, Family Influence, Drinking, At Risk Persons, Substance Abuse, Intervention, Hospitals, Quality of Life, Suicide, Patients, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: China