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Hong Kong

C. K. Law and Paul S. F. Yip

in Suicide in Asia

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9789622099425
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207431 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099425.003.0005
Hong Kong

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This chapter examines changes in the profiles of completed suicides in Hong Kong and explores the association of suicide rates with changes in the socio-economic environment over the period 1993–2003. It also discusses the impact of the rising popularity of charcoal burning on the overall risk for suicide. Finally, it compares suicide and other leading causes of death, highlighting the significance of suicide prevention to population health improvements in the Hong Kong community.

Keywords: suicides; Hong Kong; suicide rates; charcoal burning; suicide prevention; health improvements

Chapter.  3874 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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