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Cuadernos de Medicina Forense

versão On-line ISSN 1988-611Xversão impressa ISSN 1135-7606


ROMERO PALANCO, JL.; GAMERO LUCAS, JJ.  e  MARTINEZ GARCIA, P.. Epidemiological aspects of consummated suicide in the province of Cadiz (1999-2003). Cuad. med. forense [online]. 2007, n.47, pp.33-44. ISSN 1988-611X.

In this paper we report the incidence of suicide committed in the province of Cádiz during 1999-2003. The rate of suicides per 100.000 inhabitants was 4.63 with a proportion of 4.37 men for every woman. The marital status of those of either sex who committed suicide is analyzed, as well as their average age. Significant differences of age was found between men (51.36 years) and women (56.22 years). The distribution of suicides by month and day of the week is also analyzed, the greatest incidence of suicides occurring during the winter months (December, January, February) and, in general, on Saturday. Hanging, the most employed method (46.38%), followed by jumping from a height (25.09%) and the use of toxic substances (11.78%). 55.89% of those who committed suicide had a psychiatric history, having been diagnosed a depressive syndrome in 63.94% of the cases.

Palavras-chave : Legal Medicine; Forensic Pathology; Consummated suicide; Epidemiology.

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