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Rom J Leg Med21(3)193-196(2013)
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Statistical profile of suicide attempts

O. Cornutiu

Abstract: General aspects. Due to stigma and lack of codification for attempted suicide, no country in the world has a rigorous statistics of attempted suicide. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the statistic profile of attempted suicide in Bihor County. Material and method. All the attempted suicide cases that were directed to the psychiatric units in Oradea, Bihor County, Romania for the first 6 months of 2012, different deliberate self-harm cases by different methods and self - poisoning which arrived at the emergency care unit (ECU) at the county hospital, as well as suicide cases in the same geographical area, in the same time frame were analyzed. Results. The suicide rate was of 23.16 cases in 100,000 inhabitants (estimated of being of 46.16 in 100,000 inhabitants yearly). Compared to complete suicide this means a 2.57 lower rate than the one suggested by the WHO ( of 10-20 times suicide rate), with certain specific features: a peak of attempted suicide rate in the month of June. The profile of the majority suicidal tendencies is described as follows: women aged 15-24, unemployed, desperately resorting to drug overdose.
Keywords: suicide, attempted suicid, statistical profile, occurrence.

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