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Suicide prevention in Australia

Diego De Leo and Karolina Krysinska

in Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention

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ISBN: 9780198570059
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199640461 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198570059.003.0113

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Suicide prevention in Australia

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Australia is among countries with a medium rate of suicide: 10.3 per 100,000, with the male:female suicide ratio of approximately 4 to 1, and suicide rates 16.4 per 100,000 and 4.3 per 100,000, respectively (ABS 2007). Young males in the age group of 25–34 are at the highest risk 25.1 per 100,000 (ABS 2007). Similarly to other countries with an Anglo-Saxon sociocultural background (De Leo 1999), the rates for males decrease with advancing age only to rise again among elderly males over the age of 75, to 21.6 per 100,000 (ABS 2007).

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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