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Suicide in Sri Lanka 1975–2012: age, period and cohort analysis of police and hospital data

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, August 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)

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Title
Suicide in Sri Lanka 1975–2012: age, period and cohort analysis of police and hospital data
Published in
BMC Public Health, August 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-839
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Authors

Duleeka W Knipe, Chris Metcalfe, Ravindra Fernando, Melissa Pearson, Flemming Konradsen, Michael Eddleston, David Gunnell

Abstract

Sri Lanka has experienced major changes in its suicide rates since the 1970s, and in 1995 it had one of the highest rates in the world. Subsequent reductions in Sri Lanka's suicide rates have been attributed to the introduction of restrictions on the availability of highly toxic pesticides. We investigate these changes in suicide rates in relation to age, gender, method specific trends and birth-cohort and period effects, with the aim of informing preventative strategies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Sri Lanka 1 <1%
Unknown 115 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 18 15%
Student > Master 17 14%
Student > Bachelor 14 12%
Other 7 6%
Professor 7 6%
Other 28 24%
Unknown 27 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 14%
Social Sciences 11 9%
Psychology 8 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 3%
Other 15 13%
Unknown 30 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 October 2020.
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#1,682,527
of 19,246,344 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#1,875
of 12,681 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#19,672
of 204,913 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
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