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Khorshidi A, Sayehmiri K, Babanejad M. Seasonality of Suicide Occurrence in Ilam. irje. 2014; 9 (3) :17-23
URL: http://irje.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5129-en.html

1- Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Research Center for Prevention of Psychosocial trauma, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran
2- Department of Social medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Research Center for Prevention of Psychosocial trauma, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran , kourosh_sayehmiri@yahoo.com
3- Student Research Committee, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran
Abstract:   (7442 Views)
Background & Objectives: Suicide has been recognized as a public health concern in all communities. Several factors are contributing to its incidence in developed and developing countries. Purpose of this study is to investigate seasonal patterns of suicide in Ilam province western Iran.
 Methods: Data were recruited from a systematic registry of Ilam province between available from 2001–2009. Overall, 3873 suicides were recorded. According to month and season of suicide, data were analyzed using chi-square test and logistic regression.
 Results: Among suicide attempters, a peak of suicide occurrence was observed in summer, especially in August. In general, 16% of suicides were completed. The risk of death (OR)due to suicide was significantly greater in winter and March compared to other seasons and months, respectively.
 Conclusion: Suicide occurrence varies by month and season and seasonal-related factors such as psychological, environmental and social aspects should be considered for any prevention programs and strategies.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/05/23 | Accepted: 2013/02/23 | Published: 2014/02/18

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