Inequality in Human Development Index and suicide death in Iran: A National Register–Based Study

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Yousef Veisani Ali Delpisheh Fathola Mohamadian Maryam Baghri Salman Khazaei


Pay attention to the effects of inequality in health outcomes has steadily risen during recent years. It is necessary step to achieve the goal of health for all (HFA) in the coming decades. At the moment, our knowledge about the inequality and suicide is limited. Human Development Index (HDI) is summary measures that we can demonstrate current inequalities regarded to health outcomes. We have reanalyzed the national data by Statistical Centre of Iran for HDI and Iranian Forensic Medicine Organization for suicide to explicate of inequality in suicide death in Iran. Our results showed an inverse correlation between HDI and suicide death, so that deaths from suicide was more occurred in provinces with lower HDI. Therefore, results in current study showed a positive inequality in suicide in relation with HDI in Iran. According to this, we suggested that regional studies will be conducted to detect subgroups with a high suicide risk as well as components of HDI that cause inequality.


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VEISANI, Yousef et al. Inequality in Human Development Index and suicide death in Iran: A National Register–Based Study. Biomedical Research and Therapy, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 07, p. 1435-1440, july 2017. ISSN 2198-4093. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 oct. 2017. doi:

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