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Table 1 Results peer reviewed publications (n = 50)

From: Suicide in South Asia: a scoping review

Reference Country Data source Suicide rate Quality score
Patel et al. (2012) [15] India Survey4; Autopsy method9 22.0 8
Soman et al. (2012) [17] India Survey4; Autopsy method9   6
Bose et al. (2006) [18] India Surveillance system5; Autopsy method9 82.2 6
Abraham et al. (2005) [19] India Surveillance system5; Autopsy method9; Medical records6 189.0 6
Prasad et al. (2006) [20] India Surveillance system5; Autopsy method9; Medical records6 92.1 6
Aaron et al. (2004) [21] India Surveillance system5; Autopsy method9; Medical records6   5
Bose et al. (2009) [22] India Surveillance system5; Autopsy method9 120.3 5
Ahmed et al. (2004) [23] Bangladesh Surveillance system5; Mortality records8; KIIs11   5
Hadi (2005) [24] Bangladesh Surveillance system5; Autopsy method9 6.6 5
Khan et al. (2009) [25] Pakistan Newspaper reports10 * 14.9 5
Sauvaget et al. (2009) [26] India Medical records6 OR Autopsy method9 39.3 4
Gajalakshmi & Peto (2007) [27] India Survey4; Autopsy method9 62.0 4
Kulkarni et al. (2010) [28] India Survey4; Autopsy method9   4
Joseph et al. (2003) [29] India Autopsy method9 90.9 4
Wasserman et al. (2005) [30] Sri Lanka Police records7   4
Kavita et al. (2011) [31] India Surveillance system5; Police records7; KIIs11   3
Mohanty et al. (2007) [32] India Mortality records8; KIIs11 11.7 3
Abeyasinghe & Gunnel (2008) [33] Sri Lanka Autopsy method9   3
Yusuf et al. (2007) [34] Bangladesh Medical records6   3
Feroz et al. (2012) [35] Bangladesh Survey4 128.8 3
Khan et al. (2008) [36] Pakistan Combined12 2.9 3
Mayer & Ziaian, (2002) [37] India Government crime statistics1   2
Girdhar et al. (2003) [38] India Government crime statistics1 11.2 2
Ambade et al. (2007) [39] India Autopsy method9; Police records7 23.1 2
Mayer & Ziaian (2002) [40] India Government crime statistics1   2
Steen & Mayer (2004) [41] India Government crime statistics1   2
Hanwella, & Senanayake (2013) [42] Sri Lanka Police records7   2
de Silva et al. (2012) [43] Sri Lanka Police records7; Government health statistics2 19.6 2
Thalagala (2009) [44] Sri Lanka Police records7 24.1 2
Eddleston et al. (2006) [45] Sri Lanka Medical records6   2
Islam et al. (2002); Islam & Islam (2003) [46],[47] Bangladesh Mortality records8   2
Rahim & Das (2009) [48] Bangladesh Mortality records8   2
Khan & Hyder (2006) [49] Pakistan Police records7 1.2 2
Saeed et al. (2002) [50] Pakistan Mortality records8, KIIs11, Police records7 1.1 2
Babu & Babu (2011) [51] India Government crime statistics1   1
Batra (2002) [52] India Mortality records8; Police records7   1
Mohanty et al. (2005) [53] India Mortality records8; Medical records6   1
Steen & Mayer (2003) [54] India Police records7   1
Sharma (2006) [55] Nepal Government census statistics3 7.0 1
Khan & Hossain (2011) [56] Bangladesh Mortality records8   1
ICDDR,B (2003) [57] Bangladesh Mortality records8 39.6 1
Hossain et al. (2011) [58] Bangladesh Mortality records8   1
Kanchan et al. (2009) [59] India Police records7; Mortality records8   0
Singh et al. (2003) [60] India Mortality records8   0
Singh et al. (2005) [61] India Mortality records8   0
Agnihotram (2004) [62] India Mortality records8; Government census statistics3; Survey4   0
Sharma et al. (2006) [63] Nepal Mortality records8   0
Fernando et al. (2010) [64] Sri Lanka Police records7   0
Hoq et al. (2010) [65] Bangladesh Mortality records8   0
     Mean 2.6
  1. Note: *Verified with a standardized questionnaire for police, health personnel, and religious leaders; 1National Crime Records Bureau data (Ministry of Home Affairs); 2Ministry of Health data; 3National census data.
  2. 4National and Sub-national (community, household, or rural) surveys; 5Computerized surveillance systems for subnational populations; recording health, demographics, or injuries; 6Hospital or medical records.
  3. 7Police records and inquest reports; 8Official records of death: Mortuary data, death registration forms, medical/medico-legal autopsy reports; 9Primary autopsy data: Verbal or psychological autopsy data collected for the study.
  4. 10National and local newspaper reports; 11Primary interview data from health staff, police, family or acquaintances of the deceased; 12Secondary data from published sources.