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33% reduction in the number of suicides worldwide: Study

33% reduction in the number of suicides worldwide: Study

In the cases of death due to suicides worldwide, about one-third of the decline was recorded since 1990. This claim has been made in a study published on 07 February 2019.

However, according to the data model prepared by the team of the Global Burden of Disease, different causes of suicide in different countries have been found. It is clear from this study that cases of suicides worldwide have come down.

Key facts related to the study:

The study published by The BMJ magazine also found that 44.2 percent of those who committed suicide in 2016 were from India and China.

However, in the last three decades the population of the world has grown tremendously. The team of Global Burden of Disease found that on the basis of size of age and size of population, the rate of suicide has decreased from 16.6 per 100,000 people to 11.2, which is 32.7% less.

Suicide between 1990 and 2016:

It was found that between 1990 and 2016, there was a 6.7 percent increase in suicidal deaths. However, when this rate was seen on the basis of age, the researchers found that during the same period, the global mortality rate of suicide decreased by almost 33 percent worldwide.

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Researchers at the University of Washington, USA, found that the rate of suicidal death was higher in men than women. At the same time, they found that higher rates appeared to be related to social and economic losses.

The goal of the World Health Organization:

World Health Organization (WHO) has listed suicide as a serious public health issue and according to one estimate; at least 8 lakh people commit suicide every year.

Suicide is a global issue of public health. WHO's goal is to reduce suicidal deaths by one third from year 2015 to 2030.

Q.1 According BMJ Magazine report in which of the following country most committed suicide?
A. India
B. Pakistan
C. Saudi Arabia
D. libya
Ans: India

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