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Table 1 Characteristics of included studies

From: Determination of the social related factors of suicide in Iran: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Province First author (year) Sample size Duration of study (month) Suicide resulta Data collection procedure Qualityb Men (%)
Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Abasi (1992) 154 12 D - N Hospital Low 18
Ilam Keikhavani (1997) 266 12 D - N Forensic medicine Medium 36
Lorestan Koldi (1999) 103 30 D Unknown Low 33
West Azerbaijan Salary (2001) 4015 12 D -N Hospital- Forensic medicine Medium 36
Kerman Zohor (2001) 44 1.5 N Unknown Medium 36
Mazandaran Esmailnia (2001) 136 Unknown D - N Hospital Medium 0
Zarghami (2008) 100 Unknown N Hospital High Unknown
East Azerbaijan Khazae (2001) 301 6 N Hospital Medium 44
Semnan Zafarghandi (2002) 383 12 N Hospital Low Unknown
South Khorasan Mehran (2002) 50 9 N Unknown Medium 30
Gilan Rahbar (2002) 240 4 N Hospital Low 41
Razavi Khorasan Mohamadi (2003) 207 6 N Hospital Low 31
Kosha (2008) 106 Unknown N Hospital Medium 49
Ardabil Molavi (2003) 218 6 N Hospital Medium 39
Ghamari (2008) 42 24 N Court records Medium 81
Tehran Karami (2003) 83 24 N Hospital Medium 3
Alborz Nojomi (2003) 632 12 N Hospital Medium 38
National Shirzad (2004) 260 6 D Forensic medicine Medium 69
Qazvin Eslami (2005) 575 24 N Hospital Medium 30
Markazi Rafiae (2007) 4226 24 D - N Public health service High 40
  1. a. D: fatal suicide, N: nonfatal suicide, D - N : both fatal and nonfatal suicide.
  2. b. Score of STROBE checklist. Under 7.75 = excluded; among 7.75 to 15.5: low; among 15.5 to 23.5: medium; higher than 23.5: High.
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