Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 569

Full Length Research Paper

Trends of risk factors of completed suicide by gender and age

N. N. Balasooriya
  • N. N. Balasooriya
  • Department of Economics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
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M. G. Kularathne
  • M. G. Kularathne
  • Department of Economics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
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  •  Received: 18 February 2016
  •  Accepted: 20 May 2016
  •  Published: 31 July 2016

Abstract

The objective of this study was to identify trends of completed suicide based on gender and age groups. Population data of complete suicide in Sri Lanka during 2005 to 2014 were collected from the Sri Lanka Police Statistics Department. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), chi-square test and descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data. Risk factors of completed suicide is significantly depending with age (Chi-square= 15581.28, 2 0.05,70=90.5) and gender (Chi-square= 2109.71, 2 0.05, 27=40.1). Risk factors of completed suicide in Sri Lanka during the last decades have not been changed significantly.

Key words: Suicide, mental health, risk factors, public health.