Gender differentials and state variations in suicide deaths in India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990-2016.
undefined India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative Suicide Collaborators
Lancet Public Health | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: A systematic understanding of suicide mortality trends over time at the subnational level for India's 1·3 billion people, 18% of the global population, is not readily available. Thus, we aimed to report time trends of suicide deaths, and the heterogeneity in its distribution between the states of India from 1990 to 2016. METHODS: As part of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2016, we estimated suicide death rates (SDRs) for both sexes in each state of India from 1990 to 2016. We used various data sources for estimating cause-specific mortality in India. For suicide mortality in India before 2000, estimates were based largely on GBD covariates. F..View full abstract