The effect of altitude and climate on the suicide rates in Turkey


Aşırdizer M. , KARTAL E., Etli Y. , Tatlisumak E., Gumus O. , Hekimoglu Y., ...More

JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE, vol.54, pp.91-95, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jflm.2017.12.012
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-95

Abstract

Suicide is one of the most important public health problems. There was an association between suicide and several factors such as psychiatric diseases and psychological characteristics, somatic illness, cultural, socioeconomic, familial, occupational and individual risk factors. Also, high altitude and climatic factors including high temperature, cloudiness, more sunshine and low rainfalls were defined as some of these risk factors in the literature.