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J Health Info Stat 2014;39(1):133-144.
한국인의 지난 10년간 자살률 분석, 2003-2012
지용호 , 조해인
Trends of Suicide Rate Over Last 10-Years in Korea, 2003-2012
Yong Ho Jee , Hae In Jo
Korea has been the leading country in suicide rate among the Organization for Economy Co-operation and Development (OECD) member countries since 2002. To reduce the growth in suicide rate, precise analysis on the suicide is required. This paper examined the suicide trend in Korean men and women from 2003 to 2012.
The data were extracted from the statistical year book and Korean Statistical Information Service (KOSIS). The paper examined the suicide trend in Korea from 2003 to 2012 in regarding to sex, year, age, and suicide method. Age-standardized suicide rates were calculated using the population in 2005.
In both men and women, suicide rates from intentional self-harm by hanging have been increased between 2003 and 2012, while the rates from intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to pesticides have decreased. Overall, suicide rates have increased with age increased and were higher in men than in women. Young women aged 20 to 39 between 2007 and 2009 had an especially high suicide rate by hanging.
The findings in this study provide a need for prevention strategy and policy making for reducing suicide rate in elderly and especially in young women with high suicide rates by hanging.
Key words: Trend, Suicide, Method
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