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Jerry Gerardo Castro Trejos (2007)
Publisher: Asociación Costarricense de Medicina Forense
Journal: Medicina Legal de Costa Rica
Languages: Spanish
Types: Article
Subjects: Suicidio, edad, sexo, tipo, motivo, Suicide, age, sex, type, motive, Pathology, RB1-214, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Pathology, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Trata del análisis de la estadística del Anuario Policial del 2004 (departamento de planificación, sección estadística), con respecto a los casos de suicidio ocurridos en Costa Rica durante los años 2000 al 2004. La prevalencia de casos muestra una media de 251,8 casos por año. El mayor porcentaje de casos que se produjo en la población, lo cometieron individuos de nacionalidad costarricense, con un 88% del total. Predominó el sexo masculino con 1242 casos (86.9%). El femenino con 186 casos (13%). El rango de edad en que se presentó el mayor número de casos se dio entre los 20-24 años con 208 casos (14.5%). La mayor incidencia de casos fue en el 2003 con un total de 329 casos (23%). La modalidad más frecuente de suicidio fue la suspensión con 516 casos (36.1%); seguido de envenenamiento con 483 casos (33.8%); la tercera en importancia fue muerte por proyectil por arma de fuego con 321 casos (22.4%).
It is about a statistical analysis from the Policial Yearbook 2004, (Planification Department, statistics section), about the suicide cases that happened in Costa Rica during the years 2000 to 2004. The prevalence of cases shows an average of 251,8 cases per year. The highest percentage of cases that happened in the population was committed by Costa Rican, with an 88% of the total. Men had a higher prevalence, with 1.242 cases (86.9%), than women, with 186 cases (13%). The age with the highest percentage was between 20 and 24 years of age, with 208 cases (14,5%). The highest incidence was in 2003 with 329 cases (23%). The most frequent modality of death was hanging with 516 cases (36,1%), followed by poisoning with 483 cases (33,8%), the third in importance was death by firearm projectile with 321 cases 22,4%.

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