Risk and predictors of suicide and non-suicide mortality following non-fatal self-harm in Northern Taiwan

Vincent C.H. Chen, Jen Yu Chou, Ti Chen Hsieh, Hung Jung Chang, Charles T.C. Lee*, Michael Dewey, Robert Stewart, Happy K.L. Tan

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摘要

Objective: To investigate the risk and predictors of suicide and non-suicide mortality after self-harm in a Taiwanese population. Method: Between July 2006 and June 2008, 3,299 individuals who harmed themselves were recruited to a population-based self-harm register in Taoyuan County, Taiwan. They were followed until December 2008, with record linkage for date and cause of death in a national mortality database. Results: In total, 115 individuals died, 52 through suicide. The risks of suicide and non-suicide mortality in the first year were 1.5 and 2.2 %, respectively, representing an approximately 75-fold and 5-fold age- and gender-standardized increase compared with the general population in Taiwan. Male gender, rural residence, more lethal methods of self-harm and self-cited stressors for the index self-harm episode (unemployment, and chronic somatic illness) were independent risk factors for suicide mortality. Male gender, older age, rural residence and more lethal methods of self-harm were also independent risk factors for non-suicide mortality. The association between of unemployment as a cited reason for self-harm and later suicide was strongest in men and in those aged more than 45 years. Conclusions: Relatively high rates of suicide and non-suicide mortality were found following self-harm. Suicide prevention needs to take into account of risk factors for fatal repetition of self-harm.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)1621-1627
頁數7
期刊Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
48
發行號10
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2013 10月
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 流行病學
  • 健康(社會科學)
  • 社會心理學
  • 精神病學和心理健康

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