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The influence of media reporting of the suicide of a celebrity on suicide rates: a population-based study.

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BACKGROUND: The impact of media reporting of suicides of entertainment celebrities may affect suicide rates due to an imitation effect. We investigated the impact on suicides of the media reporting of the suicide of a male television celebrity. METHODS: All suicides during 2003-2005 in Taiwan (n = 10,945) were included in this study. A Poisson time series autoregression analysis was conducted to examine whether there was an increase in suicides during the 4-week period after extensive media ...

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10.1093/ije/dym196

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Journal:
International journal of epidemiology
Volume:
36
Issue:
6
Pages:
1229-1234
Publication date:
2007-12-05
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EISSN:
1464-3685
ISSN:
0300-5771
URN:
uuid:8677bd6f-e240-4ed9-a319-2127605ee452
Source identifiers:
168477
Local pid:
pubs:168477

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