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SUICIDE remains the top killer of young Chinese aged between 15 and 34, according to a Beijing health official.

China reports a high suicide rate with 2.25 million people attempting to commit suicide every year. About 250,000 are successful, said Deng Xiaohong, vice director of Beijing Health Bureau, citing research by China Diseases Prevention and Control center and Huilongguan Hospital.

Deng made his remarks yesterday to coincide with the 7th World Suicide Prevention Day, today's Chongqing Evening News reported.

The research found suicide is the fifth-largest cause of death in China. For every 100,000 people, 22.23 had tried to commit suicide.

Those at inferior economic and slow status are more likely to end their own lives, the research found. Men are reported a higher suicide rate than women while more suicides are committed in spring than in other seasons.

WHO statistics indicated suicide reports jumped 60 percent worldwide in the past five decades.

Every year 1 million people die after committing suicide, with 30 percent reported in China.




 

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