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Suicide Among Adolescents and Young Individuals

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Abstract

Suicide among adolescents and young adults constitutes a serious global public health problem. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for young individuals in many countries, and prevalence of attempted suicides by young individuals, especially among females, is also high. Because previous suicide attempts are a strong risk factor for a subsequent completion of suicide, these young suicide attempters can become a major high-risk group later in their lives.

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Source WHO Mortality Database

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Source Death records, Vital Statistics of Japan

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Source Death records (1974–2014), Vital Statistics of Japan

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The rate of suicide is plotted against the date of birth. The red line denotes the school entry cutoff date (i.e., April 2nd) in Japan. The thick gray line represents a locally weighted regression line fitted separately before and after the cutoff date. The data include individuals aged between 15 and 25 at the time of death that occurred between 1989 and 2010.

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Sawada, Y., Ueda, M., Matsubayashi, T. (2017). Suicide Among Adolescents and Young Individuals. In: Economic Analysis of Suicide Prevention. Economy and Social Inclusion. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-1500-7_5

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