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Table 1 Categories of suicide deaths coded during different periods

From: Suicide in Sri Lanka 1975–2012: age, period and cohort analysis of police and hospital data

  Coding periods
  1975-1996 1997-2001 2002-2010
Number of suicide methods/categories 8 9 15
Suicide methods/categories Poisoning   
Hanging Hanging Hanging
Jumping in front of train Jumping in front of train Jumping in front of train
Drowning Drowning Drowning
Burning Burning Burning
Shooting Shooting Shooting
With sharp cutting instrument With sharp cutting instrument With sharp cutting instrument
Other means Other means Other means
  Insecticide/Pesticide poisoning Insecticide/Pesticide poisoning
  Acetic Acid Poisoning  
   Firearms
   Explosives
   Ingestion of acids
   Medicinal drug overdose
   Plant Poisoning
   Jumping from a height
   Ingestion/injection of addictive drugs