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Original Article

An Analysis of Suicides in Telangana, India

Gopala S Poduri

Keywords : Caste, Core Telangana, Hyderabad, Suicide rate

Citation Information : Poduri GS. An Analysis of Suicides in Telangana, India. Ind J Priv Psychiatry 2019; 13 (1):1-3.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10067-0025

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Background: Suicide is a major public health hazard, and there were no reports from the new state of Telangana. Aim: To analyze the suicides of Telangana from its formation year. Meterials and methods: Information relating to suicides was obtained from sources and under the RTI Act from the office of Director General of Police, Telangana state. The data obtained relates to a total number of suicides, age-wise, sex-wise, mode, reason, education, profession, socioeconomic status, community, and caste for Telangana and Hyderabad city separately for the years 2014 to 2016. The data were analyzed comparing various parameters between Hyderabad and Core Telangana using basic statistics. Results: The rates were above in Telangana and below in Hyderabad in comparison to the national average. There was a decline in the third-year. There was a preponderance of men, married, educated, and quick, sure and violent methods used. Open category (OC) castes and other than OC castes were over-represented in Hyderabad and Telangana, respectively. Conclusion: There is an urgent need to analyze suicides at micro-level-Mandal and district.

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