Highest Suicide Rates In South-east Asia: WHO

9/9/2014 3:12:02 PM
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SuicideMore than 800 000 people die by suicide every year, with the WHO South-east Asia Region recording the highest rate compared to other regions said the WHO's first global report on suicide prevention.

It said that suicide rates show a peak among the young and the elderly. Most suicides in the world occur in the South-east Asia Region (39 per cent of those in low- and middle-income countries) with India accounting for the highest estimated number of suicides overall in 2012.

Suicide by intentional pesticide ingestion is among the most common methods of suicide globally, and is of particular concern in rural agricultural areas in the region.

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