• 1 Penang Hospital, Department of Forensic Medicine, 10990 Jalan Residensi, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2 Department of Forensic Medicine, Penang Hospital, 10990 Jalan Residensi, Penang, Malaysia
Med J Malaysia, 2010 Jun;65(2):123-6.
PMID: 23756796


This article describes the completed suicide patterns which occurred in the Timur Laut district of Penang Island, Malaysia. In a prospective cohort study over the three years period (2007-2009) there were 138 cases of suicide deaths. The number of suicide deaths for the year 2007, 2008 and 2009 were 45, 41 and 52 deaths, respectively. Majority of the suicide deaths were by jumping from height (47.1%), followed by hanging (34.1%) and by drowning (10.9%). The male victims outnumbered females in a 3 : 1 ratio.

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