ERIC Number: EJ744500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Suicide in Batman, Southeastern Turkey
Altindag, Abdurrahman; Ozkan, Mustafa; Oto, Remzi
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v35 n4 p478-482 Aug 2005
The southeastern part of Turkey has comparatively high female suicide rates. We aimed to research social, economic, cultural, and psychiatric reasons of suicides in Batman in a case-controlled psychological autopsy study comparing suicides with matched community controls. The female suicide rate was 9.3 per 100.000 and the female/male ratio was 1.72/1. The suicides most frequently occurred in young females, mean age 20.7. The most frequent method (45%) was hanging. The most frequent stressful life events were health problems and family disruption. High suicide rates among females may be related to negative social status of females living in the region.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Suicide, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Social Status, Young Adults, Females, Gender Differences, Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Economic Factors, Psychological Patterns, Age Differences, Stress Variables
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey