Characteristics of suicide from 1998-2001 in a metropolitan area

Xun Shen, Jodi Hackworth, Heather McCabe, Lori Lovett, John Aumage, Joseph O'Neil, Marilyn Bull

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Abstract

In order to establish effective suicide preventive programs, it is important to know the etiologic factors and causal relationships between suicide and behavior. Coroner data was analyzed for the 468 suicides that occurred in Indianapolis, Indiana during 1998-2001. The age-adjusted suicide rate was 14.08 per 100,000. Almost one-half of the victims had a mental illness and 26% had a history of alcohol/substance abuse. The leading risk factors for suicide were age, impaired health, psychosocial stressors, and access to firearms. This information can be used by health departments and mental health professionals to help reduce suicide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)859-871
Number of pages13
JournalDeath Studies
Volume30
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006

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Shen, X., Hackworth, J., McCabe, H., Lovett, L., Aumage, J., O'Neil, J., & Bull, M. (2006). Characteristics of suicide from 1998-2001 in a metropolitan area. Death Studies, 30(9), 859-871. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481180600853074

Characteristics of suicide from 1998-2001 in a metropolitan area. / Shen, Xun; Hackworth, Jodi; McCabe, Heather; Lovett, Lori; Aumage, John; O'Neil, Joseph; Bull, Marilyn.

In: Death Studies, Vol. 30, No. 9, 01.10.2006, p. 859-871.

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Shen, X, Hackworth, J, McCabe, H, Lovett, L, Aumage, J, O'Neil, J & Bull, M 2006, 'Characteristics of suicide from 1998-2001 in a metropolitan area', Death Studies, vol. 30, no. 9, pp. 859-871. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481180600853074
Shen X, Hackworth J, McCabe H, Lovett L, Aumage J, O'Neil J et al. Characteristics of suicide from 1998-2001 in a metropolitan area. Death Studies. 2006 Oct 1;30(9):859-871. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481180600853074
Shen, Xun ; Hackworth, Jodi ; McCabe, Heather ; Lovett, Lori ; Aumage, John ; O'Neil, Joseph ; Bull, Marilyn. / Characteristics of suicide from 1998-2001 in a metropolitan area. In: Death Studies. 2006 ; Vol. 30, No. 9. pp. 859-871.
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