Suicide time trends in Brazil from 1980 to 2005

Fabíola Stolf Brzozowski, Giovana Bacilieri Soares, Jucemar Benedet, Antonio Fernando Boing, Marco Aurélio Peres
2010 Cadernos de Saúde Pública  
The aim of this study was to describe suicide time trends in Brazil from 1980 to 2005. The data were obtained from the National Mortality Information System and the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). Suicides rates were calculated for the entire period for the country as a whole and the 26 States and Federal District. Annual increases or decreases in mortality rates were also estimated using Prais-Winsten generalized linear regression. The mean suicide rate was 4.12 per
more » ... te was 4.12 per 100,000 inhabitants (6.45/100,000 in men and 1.80/100,000 in women). The study showed an increasing suicide trend in men (+1.41% per year, 95%CI: 1.00;1.23) and a decreasing trend in women (-0.53% per year, 95%CI: -0.04;-1.02). Suicide rates increased with age. In general, for all age groups and for both genders, the highest rates were in São Paulo and in the States of the South and Central-West regions.
doi:10.1590/s0102-311x2010000700008 pmid:20694355 fatcat:n2cc7pu635gqjjp4ju3v4ctigu