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Background & Objectives: Suicide is considered as an important cause of death in many societies. Although many factors involve, there are inadequate information in this field. The aim of this study was to determine related factor in individual who attempted suicide in Arak university of medical sciences (AUMS) hospitals in 1384 to 1386.
Methods: This study was an observational study which was carried out in all attempted suicide in all hospitals affiliated to (AUMS) from 2004 to 2007 year. Demographic information, time of suicide, the number of suicide, the result of suicide, the form of suicide, emotion and history of suicide, material chronic and mental disorder were asked by completing a questionnaire and/or interview with individuals.
Results: Totally 4226 persons attempted to suicide during the 3 years. The mean age for attempted suicide was 24.95 9.72 years and for successful suicide was 29.79 13.72 years. Approximately 60% was female. Near 80% of female were lower than 30 years old. Around 60 percent had high school degree. Familial dispute was the major risk factor in attempting to suicide. 82.5 % of persons used drug for their attempt to suicide. Nearly three percent of all suicide was successful.
Conclusions: With regard to the lower rate of attempting suicide in this area, this important issue should be considered for health policy makers in Arak area.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2008/08/5 | Accepted: 2008/11/22 | Published: 2013/09/4

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