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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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Suicide in Asia

C. K. Law

Paul S. F. Yip

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter examines changes in the profiles of completed suicides in Hong Kong and explores the association of suicide rates with changes in the socio-economic environment over the period 1993–2003. It also discusses the impact of the rising popularity of charcoal burning on the overall risk for suicide. Finally, it compares suicide and other leading causes of death, highlighting the significance of suicide prevention to population health improvements in the Hong Kong community.

Keywords:   suicides, Hong Kong, suicide rates, charcoal burning, suicide prevention, health improvements

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