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Faramarzian Z, Delam H, Habibikhah Z, Bazrafshan M R. Demographic characteristics of adolescents with a history of suicide attempt in Larestan, Iran: 2012-2018. Payesh. 2019; 18 (5) :475-483
1- School of Nursing, Larestan University of Medical Sciences, Larestan, Iran
2- Research Committee, Larestan University of Medical Sciences, Larestan, Iran
3- Clinical Psychology, Larestan Emergency Center, Larestan, Iran
Abstract:   (2000 Views)
Objective (s): Suicide attempt is one of the major health problems for many countries. The purpose of this study was to investigate the demographic characteristics of adolescents with a history of suicide attempt in Larestan, Iran.
Methods: This was a descriptive study. The statistical population of this study was all registered cases of adolescent with suicide attempt referred to the health and social emergency centers in the city of Larestan between 2012 to 2018. In this study,. Data were analyzed by using chi-square test. The significance level was considered at 0.05.
Results: There were 184 adolescents with a history of suicide attempt. Of these 123 records were for females (66.8%); the mean age of the adolescents was 17.48 ±1.63 years, and 146 cases (79.3%) were single.  In all 20 cases (10.9%) had a history of previous suicide attempts. Overall 5 cases died due to suicide. There was a statistically significant difference between suicide attempt and gender (p = 0.01). Also, the reason for suicide attempt had a significant relationship with marital status
 (p = 0.05).
Conclusion: The findings suggest that the risk of suicide is higher among single and female adolescents.
Keywords: Suicide, Adolescent, Iran
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type of study: Research | Subject: Medical
Received: 2019/08/26 | Accepted: 2019/09/30 | ePublished ahead of print: 2019/11/3 | Published: 2019/11/11

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