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Thailand

Manote Lotrakul

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/9789622099425.003.0007
Thailand

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This chapter examines recent national trends and patterns of suicide in Thailand. Thailand has a relatively low suicide rate compared with other Asian countries, with a rate of nearly 7 per 100,000. However, the rate has also increased significantly in the past five years. The age group of 25–44 years had the highest rate. The relatively deprived regions—north and central Thailand—have a higher suicide rate than that of the south. Apparently, religion has been a protective factor on suicide in Thailand.

Keywords: suicide; Thailand; suicide rate; age; religion

Chapter.  6842 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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