publication . Article . 2016

Trends in self-harm in Kuala Lumpur, 2005–2011

Armitage, Christopher J.; Rahim, Wirda Abdul; Richard Rowe; O Connor, Rory C.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Acts of self-harm are not routinely tracked in Malaysia. The present study investigates the prevalence of self-harm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, over a 7-year period. The aims were to: (a) assess the prevalence of self-harm; (b) examine any changes over a period of 7 years, and (c) identify correlates of methods of self-harm. Data were extracted from the hospital records of Kuala Lumpur Hospital to review trends in self-harm between 2005 and 2011. There were 918 episodes of self-harm across the 7-year period, with a significant peak in 2007-2009. The average rate of self-harm (7.7 per 100,000 population per year) was similar or lower than the rate of suicide (6-8 ...

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publication . Article . 2016

Trends in self-harm in Kuala Lumpur, 2005–2011

Armitage, Christopher J.; Rahim, Wirda Abdul; Richard Rowe; O Connor, Rory C.;