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Malone, Kevin and Quinlivan, L and McGuinnes, S and McNicholas, F and Kelleher, Cecily (2012) Suicide in children over two decades: 1993-2008. Irish Medical Journal , 105 , (7) .

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Suicide rates have increased in Ireland’s youth over the past two decades. However, no research report has focussed on suicide rates in those aged under 18 – the children of Ireland. We retrieved national disaggregated age and sex-specific suicide mortality data from 1993-1998 and compared it with similar suicide mortality data from 2003-2008. Significant age (older vs younger) and sex effects (boys greater risk than girls) are apparent in both decades Suicide rates in both males and females have increased (males: 9.3 - 13.5 / 100,000), (females: 2.4 - 5.1/100,000. Suicide rates in under 15 year olds boys and girls is extremely rare for both time periods studied (1.6/100,000). Results are discussed in light of the rights of children and the obligation of the nation in this regard, as well as more child-specific and transition to adulthood-specific suicide prevention policy implications.


Item Type:Article
Date:August 2012
Publisher:Irish Medical Organisation
Volume:105
Number:7
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > self-destructive behaviour
B Substances > Alcohol
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Suicide prevention
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > self-destructive behaviour > suicidal behaviour / suicide

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