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Suicide in AsiaCauses and Prevention$
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Paul S. F. Yip

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099425

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099425.001.0001

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Mainland China

Mainland China

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Suicide in Asia

Ka Y. Liu

Paul S. F. Yip

Hong Kong University Press

Suicide is an important public health problem in China: it is the fifth leading cause of death, and over 30% of the world's suicide deaths take place in China. This chapter reports the epidemiological profile of suicide in China based on detailed mortality statistics provided by the Ministry of Health of China as well as data from Shanghai. The chapter examines suicide rates based on age, gender, urbanity, and marital status and compares the results with findings from the West to highlight the similarities and differences between China and other countries.

Keywords:   suicide, China, mortality, Ministry of Health of China, Shanghai, age, gender, urbanity, marital status

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