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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
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Barnaby, Loraine A.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Community Health and Psychiatry
Article Title
The Demographics of Suicide in Jamaica: A Study of Suicides in 2003 [Abstract]
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2004
Volume ID
53 Suppl. 5
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Page(s)
28
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ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
Objective: To identify factors relating to suicide in Jamaica in 2003. Method: The available figures for suicide were obtained from the Jamaican Constabulary Force. Demographic factors of age, gender, marital status and occupation were examined, as well as the presence or absence of possible precipitating factors, including arguments, psychiatric or medical illness and incarceration. The data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Conclusion: This study indicates that, whereas hanging continues to be the main method of suicide used by persons regardless of gender and age, ingestion of poisonous liquid and firearms continue to emerge as lethal means. There is a clearly significant association between occupation and method used.....
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