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Living alone and deliberate self-harm: A case-control study of characteristics and risk factors

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Background An increasing proportion of the UK population live alone. Little is known about deliberate self-harm (DSH) patients who live alone. We conducted a study of the characteristics of DSH patients who live alone using data from the Oxford Monitoring System for Attempted Suicide. Method Data on patients presenting to the general hospital in Oxford with an episode of DSH between 1993 and 2006 were analysed by gender and age group (15-24 years, 25-54 years and 55? years) and according to w...

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10.1007/s00127-010-0278-z

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Journal:
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Volume:
46
Issue:
11
Pages:
1115-1125
Publication date:
2011-11-05
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ISSN:
0933-7954
URN:
uuid:dca66d33-cc68-49cf-b172-bd7f3c551b1e
Source identifiers:
239793
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pubs:239793

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