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dc.contributor.authorLaw, CK
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSF
dc.contributor.authorChen, YY
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:59:53Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:59:53Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2014-08-19T04:42:19Z
dc.identifier.issn0227-5910
dc.identifier.doi10.1027/0227-5910/a000070
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/62513
dc.description.abstractBackground: Taiwan has experienced a marked increase in the suicide rate in the last decade. However, the socioeconomic burden and impact to the community has not been adequately assessed. Aims: This study aimed to estimate the social and economic burden of premature mortality from suicide in Taiwan in 1997-2007. Methods: The suicide rate, potential years of life lost (PYLL), and present value of lifetime earnings (PVLE) by sex and age groups in 1997-2007 were calculated. The contribution of each suicide method to PYLL for each age group was also assessed. Results: Using the PYLL calculations, suicide had become the third leading cause of death in Taiwan in 2007, compared to its ninth position in terms of absolute numbers. Furthermore, the PYLL was associated with an estimated NTD (New Taiwan Dollars) 32.5 billion of lost earnings in 2007. The increase in PYLL and PVLE from suicide was highest in middle-aged men (aged 25-59 years). Charcoal burning suicide accounted for most of the increase in PYLL in the middle-aged group in the past decade. Conclusions: The loss of life in middle-aged males contributes disproportionately to the social and economic burden of suicide in Taiwan. Suicide intervention effort should target this high-risk population.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHogrefe Publishing
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom152
dc.relation.ispartofpageto159
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCrisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention
dc.relation.ispartofvolume32
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommunication and Media Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2001
dc.titleThe Economic and Potential Years of Life Lost from Suicide in Taiwan, 1997–2007
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorLaw, Chi Kin


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