Risk factors for suicide in Bangladesh: case–control psychological autopsy study

Arafat, S. M. Yasir and Mohit, M. A. and Mullick, Mohammad S. I. and Kabir, Russell and Khan, Murad M. (2021) Risk factors for suicide in Bangladesh: case–control psychological autopsy study. BJPsych Open, 7 (1). e18. ISSN 2056-4724

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Abstract

Background: Suicide is an important, understudied public health problem in Bangladesh, where risk factors for suicide have not been investigated by case–control psychological autopsy study. Aims: To identify the major risk factors for suicide in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Methods: We designed a matched case–control psychological autopsy study. We conducted a semi-structured interview with the next-of-kin of 100 individuals who died by suicide and 100 living controls, matched for age, gender and area of residence. The study was conducted from July 2019 to July 2020. Results: The odds ratios for the risk factors were 15.33 (95% CI, 4.76–49.30) for the presence of a psychiatric disorder, 17.75 (95% CI, 6.48–48.59) for life events, 65.28 (95% CI, 0.75–5644.48) for previous attempts and 12 (95% CI, 1.56–92.29) for sexual abuse. Conclusions: The presence of a psychiatric disorder, immediate life events, previous suicidal attempts and sexual abuse were found as significant risk factors for suicide in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Risk factors, suicide, Bangladesh, psychological autopsy, case–control study
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2020 14:07
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2021 11:33
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/706134

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