Epidemiology of suicide and suicide attempts in Belgium: results from the sentinel network of general practitioners.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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OBJECTIVES: To estimate the evolution of incidence of (attempted) suicide between 1993 and 2001 in Belgium and to examine trends in methods, first caretaker and aspects of seasonality.METHODS: In 1993-1995 and 2000-2001, the national sentinel network of general practitioners registered, for each case of (attempted) suicide, age, sex, date, place of the event, first caretaker, method, and survival.RESULTS: Between 1993-1995 and 2000-2001, the incidence of suicide increased among men from 29/ 100,000 to 35/ 100,000, and decreased among women from 14/ 100,000 to 11/ 100,000. The incidence of a…

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