Rural and urban suicide in South Korea

B. C. Ben Park, David Lester

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Suicide rates in 2005 in South Korea were higher in rural areas than in urban areas. Those in rural areas more often used pesticides and chemicals as a method for suicide, and there was a greater proportion of men and the elderly, both groups at higher risk for suicide in South Korea. These three factors may account for the high rural suicide rate in South Korea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-497
Number of pages3
JournalPsychological reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology


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