Tentativa de suicidio en la población mayor de 15 años durante el bienio 2011- 2012

Veranes, Mariela Chacón; Sánchez, Alexander Galán; Alvarez, Luisa María Guerra; Laera, Yoandria Marín; Naranjo, Julio Núñez
October 2013
MEDISAN;2013, Vol. 17 Issue 10, p1
Academic Journal
A descriptive, retrospective and cross-sectional study of 71 patients, (15 years and over) with a history of suicide attempt, belonging to the health area of América 2 Teaching Polyclinic from Contramaestre municipality in Santiago de Cuba was carried out during the biennium 2011-2012, aimed at determining the behavior of the suicide attempt in them. Female sex, with higher frequency in 2011 of the age group 15-19 (16.5%) prevailed in the case material, and in 2012 the age group 25-59 (29.5%); the origin was mostly urban (53.5%) and, as occupation, students prevailed in 2011 (15.4%) and workers in 2012 (21.8%). Also, the most used method for the attempt was the psychotropic drugs ingestion, predominantly in the female sex (45.0%) and the number of patients with suicide attempt increased in 5 by 2012, representing 7.0% over the previous year.


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