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Psicologia em Pesquisa

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BAPTISTA, Makilim Nunes; CARNEIRO, Adriana Munhoz; GOMES, Juliana Oliveira  and  CARDOSO, Hugo Ferrari. Epidemiological Analysis of Suicide in two Regions of the State of São Paulo between 2004 and 2008. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2012, vol.6, n.1, pp. 2-12. ISSN 1982-1247.

Suicide is a public health problem which has increased in recent decades. Survey studies are important to point out areas where this phenomenon occurs more frequently in order to develop prevention programs. This study aims to contribute to this field a survey of suicide profiles between the years 2004 to 2008 in two cities in the interior. The results show correlation with the literature on gender, since males are presented in greater numbers, and on method, hanging being the most widely used in both sexes. The average estimate of suicide per 100 thousand inhabitants in the two regions was 5.4, similar to that found in the literature. It discusses the need for more research and greater attention by health professionals in drawing a profile of these subjects.

Keywords : Suicide; methods of suicide; epidemiology.

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