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Salud colectiva

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DAVILA CERVANTES, Claudio Alberto; OCHOA TORRES, María del Pilar  and  CASIQUE RODRIGUEZ, Irene. Analysis of the impact of mortality due to suicides in Mexico, 2000-2012. Salud colect. [online]. 2015, vol.11, n.4, pp.471-484. ISSN 1851-8265.

The objective of this study was to analyze the burden of disease due to suicide in Mexico using years of life lost (YLL) between 2000 and 2012 by sex, age group (for those under 85 years of age) and jurisdiction. Vital statistics on mortality and population estimates were used to calculate standardized mortality rates and years of life lost due to suicide. Between 2000 and 2012 a sustained increase in the suicide mortality rate was observed in Mexico. The age group with the highest rate was 85 years of age or older for men, and 15-19 years of age for women. The highest impact in life expectancy due to suicide occurred at 20 to 24 years of age in men and 15 to 19 years of age in women. The states with the highest mortality due to suicide were located in the Yucatan Peninsula (Yucatan, Quintana Roo and Campeche). Mortality due to suicide in Mexico has increased continually. As suicides are preventable, the implementation of health public policies through timely identification, integral prevention strategies and the detailed study of associated risk factors is imperative.

Keywords : Mortality; Suicide; Mortality Rate; Years of Life Lost; Mexico.

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