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MORENO CAMPA, Celia et al. Epidemiological characterization of suicidal behavior in Santiago de Cuba province. MEDISAN [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.2, pp. 205-211. ISSN 1029-3019.
A descriptive and cross-sectional study of 949 patients with suicidal behaviour, of which 126 died due to that cause in Santiago de Cuba was carried out during the 2010, with an increase in the mentioned year and prevalence in «Julio Antonio Mella» municipality, in order to characterize them according to variables of epidemiological interest and in this way to determine the morbidity and mortality attributable to that behavior. Male sex and the suicide by hanging prevailed in the case material; however, the suicidal attempt prevailed among females, with a greater risk in girls and adolescents, who decided to take preferably psychodrugs. Carrying out educational interventions in the most affected populational groups could strengthen the facing mechanisms in stressing situations.
Keywords : suicidal behavior; suicide; suicide mortality; psychodrugs.