Demographic Factors of Suicide in Chittagong

Authors

  • Kazal Kanti Barua Department of Forensic Medicine, Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College, Chittagong
  • M Jalal Uddin Department of Community Medicine, Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College, Chittagong
  • Sumon Mutsuddy Department of Forensic Medicine, Chittagong Medical College, Chittagong
  • AYM Masud Reza Khan Department of Forensic Medicine, Chattagram International Medical College, Chittagong
  • Ashim Barua Department of Forensic Medicine, Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College, Chittagong

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v16i2.37286

Keywords:

Sucide, Hanging, Poisoning, Family feud

Abstract

Background: Suicide is a devastating problem. It is to some extent preventable if we are aware of its factors. These factors vary according to community, cast and creed. Many studies were conducted at many places of the world but there is none in Chittagong. To know the high risk factors of suicide in Chittagong we have conducted the study.

Methods : It was a descriptive study. Secondary data were used. All suicidal reports of Chittagong mortuary in 2012 were studied. Collected data were managed manually. Results were contrasted with recent studies of home & abroad.

Results: Total 165 reports were studied. Majority of the victims 128(78%) were of 15-45 years age group. Male female ratio was 49: 51. Married victims were 109(66%). Muslims 125(76%). Majority of the victims 104(63%) were poorly literate (<SSC). Commonest profession of the victims was ‘housewife’57(35%). Next professional group was lower subordinate staffs 49(30%). Commonest method of suicide was Hanging 83(50%). Family feud was the commonest cause of suicide and it was 72(44%).

Conclusion: Commonest demographic factor of suicide in Chittagong is ‘Family Feud’ It is mostly manageable and thus we can prevent suicide occurrence significantly. So, everybody should come forward to remove causes of family feud and others for a noble humanitarian cause.

Chatt Maa Shi Hosp Med Coll J; Vol.16 (2); July 2017; Page 14-13

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Published

2018-07-03

How to Cite

Barua, K. K., Uddin, M. J., Mutsuddy, S., Khan, A. M. R., & Barua, A. (2018). Demographic Factors of Suicide in Chittagong. Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College Journal, 16(2), 14–16. https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v16i2.37286

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