Estimating suicide rates in developing nations: A low-cost newspaper capture-recapture approach in Cambodia

K. M. Harris, Joanne Thandrayen, Chien Samphoas, Pros Se, Boontriga Lewchalermwongse, Rattanakorn Ratanashevorn, Megan L Perry, Choloe Britts

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Abstract

This study tested a low-cost method for estimating suicide rates in developing nations that lack adequate statistics. Data comprised reported suicides from Cambodia's 2 largest newspapers. Capture-recapture modeling estimated a suicide rate of 3.8/100000 (95% CI = 2.5-6.7) for 2012. That compares to World Health Organization estimates of 1.3 to 9.4/100000 and a Cambodian government estimate of 3.5/100000. Suicide rates of males were twice that of females, and rates of those
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-270
Number of pages9
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Volume28
Issue number3
Early online date10 Mar 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2016

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    Harris, K. M., Thandrayen, J., Samphoas, C., Se, P., Lewchalermwongse, B., Ratanashevorn, R., Perry, M. L., & Britts, C. (2016). Estimating suicide rates in developing nations: A low-cost newspaper capture-recapture approach in Cambodia. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 28(3), 262-270. https://doi.org/10.1177/1010539516634186