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Minerva Forensic Medicine 2021 December;141(4):57-61

DOI: 10.23736/S2784-8922.22.01812-X

Copyright © 2022 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Factors that may be effective in suicides in Turkey

Betül BATTALOĞLU İNANÇ

Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Muğla, Turkey



BACKGROUND: This study examines the relation of suicides reported in Turkey between the years 2013-2017 that are related with gender, age, education and other reasons.
METHODS: The data are obtained by using National Institute of Statistics Database. The study variables analyzed are years, gender, cause of suicide, educational status and marital status. Chi-square analysis, correlation and regression analysis were used to compare the results of suicides among study variables.
RESULTS: The most common cause of suicide among people living in Turkey are unknown reasons, diseases, other causes and economic problems. When it was examined according to suicide and education level, the order of frequency are primary education, primary and high school education. According to the legal marital status, it was found that married people mostly committed suicide. Education level (P=0.000) and marital status (P=0.001) of the individuals were effective on suicide.
CONCLUSIONS: Remembering that the causes of suicides are multifactorial, it can be said that marital status and education can affect suicides.


KEY WORDS: Suicide; Sex; Marital status; Educational status; Turkey

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