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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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FERNANDES, Fabiana Yanes et al. Suicide trend among Brazilian adolescents between 1997 and 2016. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2020, vol.29, n.4, e2020117.  Epub Sep 03, 2020. ISSN 1679-4974.


To analyze the suicide mortality trend among Brazilian adolescents from 1997 to 2016.


This is an ecological time series study; Prais-Winsten regression was used.


14,852 suicide deaths were recorded, with mortality rates per 100,000 inhabitants of 1.95 in 1997, 2.65 in 2016 and average of 2.14 for the period 1997-2016; deaths predominated in males (67.59%), as well as deaths due to intentional self-harm (84.19%) and suicides at home (52.69%); the Midwest region had the highest rate in the period (3.71/100,000 inhabitants), in particular the state of Mato Grosso do Sul (8.3/100,000 inhabitants); the suicide trend rose 1.35% per annum in the general adolescent population (95%CI 0.56;2.15), 1.63% in males (95%CI 0.56;2.29), 3.11% in the North (95%CI 2.25;3.98) and 4.19% in the Northeast (95%CI 2.58;5.84).


Suicide mortality in Brazilian adolescents showed an upward trend in the period studied.

Keywords : Suicide; Adolescents; Time Series Studies; Public Health.

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