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Table 3 Age-standardized suicide rates per 100 000 in rural and urban areas in Taiwan, 2002-2009

From: The impact of pesticide suicide on the geographic distribution of suicide in Taiwan: a spatial analysis

Suicide method Rural areas
(rate per 100 000)
Urban areas
(rate per 100 000)
Rural-urban difference
(rate per 100 000)
Pesticide suicide 7.0 1.6 5.4
Non-pesticide suicide 18.6 21.2 -2.6
Poisoning using solid/liquids other than pesticides 1.5 1.4 0.1
Poisoning using non-domestic gases 5.0 6.3 -1.3
Hanging 7.4 7.0 0.4
Drowning 1.5 1.8 -0.2
Jumping 1.6 3.0 -1.4
Other methods 1.6 1.7 -0.1