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dc.contributor.authorGhanbari, B
dc.contributor.authorMalakouti, SK
dc.contributor.authorNojomi, M
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, D
dc.contributor.authorSaeed, K
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-21T23:53:09Z
dc.date.available2018-01-21T23:53:09Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1916-9736
dc.identifier.doi10.5539/gjhs.v8n7p58
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/100760
dc.description.abstractAlcohol use and its disorders are associated with increased risk of suicidal behaviors Research has shown that 6-8% of those who use alcohol have a history of suicide attempt. Given the prohibition of alcohol use legally, the increased alcohol consumption, and the lack of strong evidence in favor of its use associated with suicide in Iran, this study was conducted to determine the link between suicide attempt and alcohol abuse. The case-crossover method was used in this research. Out of 305 referrals to the emergency room due to a suicide attempt, 100 reported drinking alcohol up to six hours before their attempt. Paired Matching and Usual Frequency were employed to analyze the data with STATA 12.0. The probability of attempting suicide up to six hours after drinking alcohol appeared increased by 27 times (95% CI: 8.1-60.4). Separate analysis for each of these hours from the first to the sixth hour after alcohol use was also performed. Fifty percent of attempted suicides happened one hour after alcohol use. Relative risk for the first and second hour was 10% and 5% respectively. Alcohol use is a strong proximal risk factor for attempted suicide among Iranian subjects. Prevention of alcohol use should be considered in setting up of the national Suicide attempt prevention program.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCanadian Center of Science and Education
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom58
dc.relation.ispartofpageto67
dc.relation.ispartofissue7
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGlobal Journal of Health Science
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMental Health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111714
dc.titleAlcohol Abuse and Suicide Attempt in Iran: A Case-Crossover Study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorDe Leo, Diego


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