ADVERTISEMENT

Suicide rate in Hungary among highest in EU

EU

In 2017, Hungary registered 17 suicide deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, the joint-fourth highest rate in the European Union, according to data published by Eurostat.

Chart by Eurostat

The highest rate was registered in Lithuania (26 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants), followed by Slovenia (20), Latvia (18). The rate in Estonia was similar to that of Hungary.

At the opposite end of the scale, Cyprus registered the lowest standardized death rates for suicide (4 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants), followed by Greece and Malta (both 5), Italy (6), and Slovakia (7).

According to Eurostat, approximately 48,700 people in the European Union (EU) died as a result of intentional self-harm in 2016, corresponding to 1% of all deaths reported that year. Almost eight in 10 of these suicides (77%) were among men. The EU average suicide rate stood at 11 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants (2016 data).

South Great Plain among regions with highest suicide rate

When looking at regional data (NUTS2), the South Great Plain in Hungary was among the worst regions in the entire EU, with a rate of 23 suicide deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. The highest standardized rates (28) were recorded in the Central and Western regions of Lithuania.

The regions with the smallest number of deaths resulting from suicide were: Mayotte in France (in 2016), Campania in Italy, Ceuta in Spain and Central Greece (Sterea Ellada) in Greece. All of these recorded a standardized death rate for suicide of 3 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.

ADVERTISEMENT

Fiscal, monetary policy partnership needed to rein in CPI - ... Analysis

Fiscal, monetary policy partnership needed to rein in CPI - ...

Parl't votes to phase out savings coops integration framewor... Parliament

Parl't votes to phase out savings coops integration framewor...

Roche Szolgáltató appoints P&C business partner lead Appointments

Roche Szolgáltató appoints P&C business partner lead

Capital sees urban exodus during pandemic City

Capital sees urban exodus during pandemic

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.