In western psychiatry, depression is considered a major cause of suicide but research from china calls that more than 300000 suicides occur annually in china, nearly 10 times the number of suicides in the united states 1 among chinese women ages 16 to 26, the suicide rate is particularly high. Moreover, the preference for boys in rural areas has led to infanticide and selective abortion of female fetuses, which may cause impacted grief and a sense the higher rate of suicide among rural women may reflect a greater emphasis on children in rural areas, where children contribute to family labour. It reported that china is one of the few countries in the world where the female suicide rate is higher than it is for males twenty-five per cent more and i don't know all the reasons why but i do know through the many letters i receive some of the reasons why chinese women give up their lives so easily. China has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, particularly among rural women, an expert on suicide prevention said stress and depression cause 70 to 80 percent of suicides in urban areas, where many of those afflicted jump off buildings, according to data released by the beijing suicide. Hyeouk “chris” hahm (left) and yujin kim think parenting plays a part in young asian american women's high suicide rates she's not referring to tiger mother , the chinese-style, academically demanding approach made famous by yale law professor amy chua's 2011 bestselling memoir battle hymn of. Keywords: the chinese elderly depression suicidal ideation risk factors urban- rural comparison 1 china had the third highest rate of suicide among the elderly in the world and the over-65 age have some effects on people's suicidal ideation to a certain degree, such as female, old age, etc [5. Suicide rates in china, once among the highest in the world, have fallen by more than half over the last decade the dramatic decline happened mostly and as men and women have moved to larger cities for work, the total number of suicides has also fallen dramatically researchers have attributed the. The statistics make china unique when it comes down to suicide in two ways: (1) it has a higher rate of suicide amongst women, whereas the rest of the world sees a “sick suicide trend,” giving finances, bad health, and loneliness as the three major reasons for the suicide cases of old people in the countryside (lu 2014.
For 2009-2011, 44 % of all suicides occurred among those aged 65 or above and 79 % among rural residents the estimated mean national suicide rate was 98 per 100,000 and was slightly higher for males than females the benefits of economic growth, such as higher employment and more educational. A study published in the medical journal the lancet in 2012 found that the suicide rate in indian women aged 15 years or older is more than two and a half times greater than it is in women of the same age in high-income countries, and nearly as high as in china married women are part of the cohort. Increased knowledge of suicide risk factors is needed in order to be able to adopt effective prevention strategies the aim of this study was to asian countries shows a more balanced ratio, while china is the only country in the world where the suicide rate among women is higher than among men social and cultural. Young chinese women are committing suicide at a terrifying rate - here's why china is the only country in the world where the female suicide rate is higher than the male experts the availability of agricultural chemicals is also one of the reasons why 96 per cent of rural suicides in 2004 involved them.
In china more people commit suicide tahn any where else in the world only in china are females the majority of the deaths from suicide, mostly in rural areas. In the 1990s china had one of the highest suicide rates in the world another study of suicides, covering 20 years in one province, shandong, found a decline of 95% among rural women under 35, to 26 suicides per suicides among urban residents are also dropping, suggesting other causes, too. Extreme pressure to perform well at school and to find employment were the main reasons behind the high rate of suicide among china's youths, media said the suicide a chinese woman drinks a spoonful of rat poison (countryside version) or jumps from a bridge (city version), and the deed is done. Study of modern suicide in china is complicated by political concerns which cause official statistics to vary (sometimes greatly) from the findings of independent studies generally speaking, china seems to have a lower suicide rate than neighboring korea and japan, with the practice more common among women than.
Communities in western countries, focussing on suicide trends, methods, and risk and protective factors section four examines the findings of key informant asia countries, mainly because of higher suicide rates among women young people in south korea, china, hong kong and japan have high suicide rates. Suicide affects every demographic in the chinese population but it is the number one cause of death for chinese women according to the world health organization, china is the only country in the world where its women commit suicide at higher rates than its men of all female suicides worldwide,. Abstract chinese women have a higher rate of suicide than chinese men in the regions of mainland china currently reporting mortality data to the world health organization this gender difference is documented and possible reasons for the gender differences are explored using data from a survey of.
Using recently available data from china's disease surveillance points system, we estimate that there are over 300,000 suicides in china per year this makes suicide one of the most important causes of death in the country and makes the suicide rate in china one of the highest in the world moreover, the pattern of. Not so in china according to the world health organization, china has the highest female suicide rate of any country in the world, and it is the only nation in which more women than men kill themselves suicide is now the leading cause of death among rural chinese women congressman christopher smith, who has. Because suicide is often linked to complex social, economic and cultural factors, it is expected that the es pattern should have changed over time due to the markedly high suicide rates in chinese rural young women in the 1990 s, much research and public attention was paid to suicide of young adults.
Demographics of suicides in south korea: of the 29501 suicides in south korea between 2009 and 2010, the causes were: 1 psychological despair 288% (8489 cases) 2 unlike south korea and japan, where suicides by men was more than by women, in china, female suicides outnumber male suicides by a 3:1 ratio. Growing social pressures make suicide the leading cause of death in young people a further 200,000 are believed to attempt suicide unsuccessfully in any given year, and china has an unusually high suicide rate among rural women, which has been linked to social inequality, domestic abuse, and the. .
Many observers believed that violence against women and girls, discrimination in education and employment, the traditional preference for male children, birth- limitation policies, and other societal factors contributed to the high female suicide rate women in rural areas, where the suicide rate for women. Suicide was the second leading cause of death for asian-americans aged 15-34, which is consistent with the national data (the second leading cause for 15-24 year-olds and the third leading cause among females from all racial backgrounds between the ages of 65 and 84, asian-americans had the highest suicide rate. Special article from the new england journal of medicine — major causes of death among men and women in china however, we maintained a very high follow-up rate and used a stringent approach to classifying outcomes on the basis of medical records in summary, our study indicates that diseases of the heart. Similarly the incidence of suicide among chinese both in china satisfactory records were kept on death from this cause liza veith large numbers of chinese men in san francisco are married to women who have remained in hong kongor mainland china, and whom they have often not seen for several years they.