Epidemiology of suicide in Brazil (1980 - 2000): characterization of age and gender rates of suicide Epidemiologia do suicídio no Brasil (1980 - 2000): caracterização das taxas de suicídio por idade e gênero

OBJECTIVE: To describe the suicide rates in Brazil in recent decades, drawing comparisons with the worldwide epidemiological situation. METHODS: Descriptive analyses of Brazilian suicide data, relating to the 1980-2000 period and extracted from the DATASUS database. Brazilian suicide trends were exa...

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Main Authors: Carolina de Mello-Santos, José Manuel Bertolote, Yuan-Pang Wang
Format: Article
Published: Associação Brasileira de Psiquiatria (ABP) 2005-06-01
Series:Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry
Online Access:http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1516-44462005000200011