Epidemic of Charcoal Burning Suicide in Japan.

E. Yoshioka, S. J. Hanley, Y. Kawanishi, Y. Saijo

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There has been an epidemic of suicide by the charcoal burning method since the late '90s in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and since 2003 in Japan. While the epidemics in Hong Kong and Taiwan have been well documented, little is known about the situation in Japan. We aim to evaluate the impact of the emergence of charcoal burning on overall suicide rates in Japan, and assess any sign of substitution effect from the charcoal burning method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)i167
JournalInternational Journal of Epidemiology
Issue numberSupplement 1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sept 2015


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