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Dying Young

Postby 3Boys » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:54 am

Interesting story from the Economist.

ADOLESCENCE can be tedious all over the world. But in some countries it is dangerous too. Even within the rich world mortality rates for young people vary widely, as do the factors explaining these rates, according to data collected by George Patton of the University of Melbourne for an article published in the Lancet on April 25th. In Greece, suicides are rare but car accidents are common. In Finland it is the other way round. America stands out for having the highest mortality rate. It has a particularly high rate of traffic deaths, despite laws that ban drinking until 21. Where America is truly exceptional, however, is in its violence. At 8.9 per 100,000 population, the rate of violent death (such as from homicide or accidental shooting) is 18 times higher than in Britain. For young American men the risk is much higher. The death rate from homicide for 20-24 year olds is a staggering 28 per 100,000 population.

Guess where Singapore ranks? :wink:

--> http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicd ... dyingyoung

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Re: Dying Young

Postby chenwj » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:34 pm

Singapore's violence rate is low :sweat:

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Re: Dying Young

Postby 3Boys » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:55 pm

chenwj wrote:Singapore's violence rate is low :sweat:

And contrary to popular belief, suicide rate is also low.

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Re: Dying Young

Postby lynntan15 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:38 pm

quite surprised with the results.

those supposely "stress-free" countries where the educational pace is less hectic like "Australia", "New Zealand" and "Canada" have higher suicide rates than Singapore... :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Dying Young

Postby MMM » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:40 pm

Singaporeans are too busy to commit suicide?

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Re: Dying Young

Postby kiddo » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:11 pm

MMM wrote:Singaporeans are too busy to commit suicide?

:rotflmao: MMM SGians no time to feel sad ...
need to find time to enjoy the hardwork ...
where got time to die.. :evil:

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Re: Dying Young

Postby LOLMum » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:12 pm

all busy at geylang.

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Re: Dying Young

Postby kiddo » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:41 pm

LOLMum wrote:all busy at geylang.

:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :spank:

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Re: Dying Young

Postby fightingmom » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:57 pm

LOLMum wrote:all busy at geylang.

:laugh: enjoying you mean ? :rotflmao:

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Re: Dying Young

Postby LOLMum » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:07 pm

kiddo wrote:
LOLMum wrote:all busy at geylang.

:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :spank:


为什么打我 :cry: 我那里错了?我要伸冤!


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LOLMum wrote:all busy at geylang.

:laugh: enjoying you mean ? :rotflmao:



yeah lor, see the other topic and so many people on ksp so familar and busy goint to geylang....and i notice mainly women (including myself too :wink: )

choy! 呸呸呸 :slapshead: what am i saying (notice mainly women (including myself too :wink: ) . we are 良家妇女。

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