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Research Article

Regional Changes in Charcoal-Burning Suicide Rates in East/Southeast Asia from 1995 to 2011: A Time Trend Analysis

  • Shu-Sen Chang,

    Affiliations: Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China, Ju Shan Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Ying-Yeh Chen mail,

    ychen@tpech.gov.tw

    Affiliations: Taipei City Psychiatric Center, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei City, Taiwan, Institute of Public Health and Department of Public Health, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei City, Taiwan

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  • Paul S. F. Yip,

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

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  • Won Jin Lee,

    Affiliation: Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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  • Akihito Hagihara,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Services Management and Policy, Kyushu University Graduate School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan

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  • David Gunnell

    Affiliation: School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Published: April 01, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001622

About the Authors

Shu-Sen Chang, Paul S. F. Yip
Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
Shu-Sen Chang, Paul S. F. Yip
Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
Shu-Sen Chang
Ju Shan Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Shu-Sen Chang, David Gunnell
School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Ying-Yeh Chen
Taipei City Psychiatric Center, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei City, Taiwan
Ying-Yeh Chen
Institute of Public Health and Department of Public Health, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei City, Taiwan
Won Jin Lee
Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Akihito Hagihara
Department of Health Services Management and Policy, Kyushu University Graduate School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: ychen@tpech.gov.tw

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SSC YYC PSFY WJL AH DG. Performed the experiments: SSC YYC PSFY WJL AH DG. Analyzed the data: SSC PSFY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SSC YYC PSFY DG. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: SSC YYC. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: SSC YYC PSFY WJL AH DG. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SSC YYC PSFY WJL AH DG. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: SSC YYC PSFY WJL AH DG.