Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Males and Suicide

Males and suicide

In 2002, suicide was the third leading cause of death for young males 15 to 24 years. Even though more women attempt suicide in the USA, four times as many men actually die using more violent methods.

A recent study conducted in Sweden on 320,000 males born between 1973 and 1980 found an intriguing relationship between males prone to suicides and their height and weight at birth.

Boys born 18.5 inches and shorter or less than 5.5 lbs at birth were found to be more prone to suicide as adults and either factor increased the likelihood of attempting a suicide by violent means. The study reported in the British Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

From Nafella

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