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Deliberate self-harm in rural and urban regions: a comparative study of prevalence and patient characteristics.

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In countries like the U.K., people living in urban regions are more likely to suffer poor physical and mental health than rural populations, and to have increased rates of psychiatric disorder. Urban/rural differences in suicidal behaviour have most frequently focussed on variations in the occurrence of suicide. We have investigated rates of deliberate self-harm (DSH) in urban and rural districts of Oxfordshire, England, and compared characteristics of DSH patients resident in these two areas...

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Journal:
Social science and medicine (1982)
Volume:
73
Issue:
2
Pages:
274-281
Publication date:
2011-07-05
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EISSN:
1873-5347
ISSN:
0277-9536
URN:
uuid:507302c3-66fa-467b-85b7-c3da3692ff8e
Source identifiers:
168532
Local pid:
pubs:168532

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