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Research Article

The Evolution of the Epidemic of Charcoal-Burning Suicide in Taiwan: A Spatial and Temporal Analysis

  • Shu-Sen Chang mail,

    shu-sen.chang@bristol.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom, Ju Shan Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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  • David Gunnell,

    Affiliation: Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Benedict W. Wheeler,

    Affiliation: Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Paul Yip,

    Affiliations: Department of Social Work and Social Administration, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China, The Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

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  • Jonathan A. C. Sterne

    Affiliation: Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Published: January 05, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000212

About the Authors

Shu-Sen Chang, David Gunnell, Benedict W. Wheeler, Jonathan A. C. Sterne
Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Shu-Sen Chang
Ju Shan Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Paul Yip
Department of Social Work and Social Administration, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Paul Yip
The Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

Corresponding Author

Email: shu-sen.chang@bristol.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SSC DG BWW PY JACS. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: SSC DG BWW PY JACS. Designed the experiments/the study: SSC DG BWW JACS. Analyzed the data: SSC. Collected data/did experiments for the study: SSC. Wrote the first draft of the paper: SSC. Contributed to the writing of the paper: SSC DG BWW PY JACS.