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Alarming rise in suicides by Indian men between 2014 and 2021: Lancet study

BOYS DON'T CRY: A Lancet study shines a light on male suicide rate in India

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A study titled Changing Pattern of Suicide Deaths in India, which was published in The Lancet Regional Health last week, has revealed that the suicide death rate (SDR) among Indian men, particularly married men and male daily-wage workers, increased more sharply than that among women between 2014 and 2021.

The study discovered that the SDR among men was twice as common as among women in 2014, but this ratio increased by 2.64x by 2021. In 2014, there were 89,129 reported suicides among men compared to 42,521 among women. However, in 2021, these figures rose to 118,979 for men and 45,026

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First Published: Aug 27 2023 | 9:44 PM IST

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