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Title: Suicide in the island of Singapore
Authors: Kua, E.H. 
Tsoi, W.F. 
Issue Date: 1985
Source: Kua, E.H., Tsoi, W.F. (1985). Suicide in the island of Singapore. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 71 (3) : 227-229. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In a study of suicide in Singapore in 1980 there were 230 cases and the suicide rate for the general population was 9.5 per 100,000. The age-specific rates increased steeply after 50 years and there was a male preponderance especially in the age group 60 years and over. Comparing the three major ethnic groups in Singapore, the highest rate was seen in the Indians and Chinese, whereas the Malays had the lowest. Amongst the suicides there were 59 (25.7%) with mental illness, mainly schizophrenia, and they were of a younger age group, 20-39 years. The commonest method of suicide was jumping from high-rise flats.
Source Title: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/134055
ISSN: 0001690X
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