> The increase In suicides in the world

But with the huge differences between the different Countries. Italy, with the other nations of the Mediterranean, it is positioned between geographical areas less at risk, with a suicide rate of 4.8 per 100 thousand inhabitants, together with Greece.

The cases multiply exponentially in the Countries of the East – an average of 45 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants – where you come from, in the case of Lithuania, the sad record of 68 suicides per 100 thousand inhabitants: among the men aged 20 to 44 years, the rate comes to 90.5, according to data from the international Association for suicide prevention (Iasp), broadcast on the occasion of the world Day for the prevention of suicide, which is celebrated yesterday.

Among the Countries of the più at risk, to Lithuania, following Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Slovenia, Hungary and Latvia. China and India, however, also due to their population counts, the absolute number of suicides più high: è chinese the 20% of the people who have put an end to his own life in 2007. The victims are reduced a lot, lastly, in the Countries more influenced by catholicism, such as, for example, Colombia and Paraguay.

Page published on September 11, 2008

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