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Suicide is leading cause of death in young Indian women, finds international study

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1900 (Published 26 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1900
  1. Meera Kay
  1. 1Bangalore

Suicide is the most common cause of death among Indian women aged between 15 and 49 years, research has found.

The study details causes of death and disability across age groups and in both sexes in 187 countries around the world. It was published by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, 1

It found that deaths resulting from self harm by young women rose in India by 126% between 1990 and 2010. …

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