UM  > 健康科學學院
Suicide-related behaviours in schizophrenia in China: a comprehensive meta-analysis
Dong M1; Wang SB2; Wang F1; Zhang L3; Ungvari GS4; Ng CH5; Meng X6; Yuan Z1; Wang G3; Xiang YT1
Source PublicationEpidemiol Psychiatr Sci



Suicide-related behaviours are common in schizophrenia and are significantly associated with premature death. The objective of this meta-analysis study was to estimate the pooled prevalence of suicide-related behaviours in schizophrenia patients in China.


The relevant literature was searched systematically via the relevant electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, PsycINFO, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang Databases and Chinese Biological Medical Literature Database) from their inception until 14 September 2016. Only original studies that reported the prevalence of suicide-related behaviours including suicidal ideation (SI), suicide plan, suicide attempt (SA) and completed suicide were selected.


Nineteen articles met the inclusion criteria and were analysed. The pooled lifetime prevalence of SI and SA were 25.8% (95% CI 14.7-41.1%) and 14.6% (95% CI 9.1-22.8%), respectively. The 1-month prevalence of SI was 22.0% (95% CI 18.2-26.4%). Subgroup analyses of lifetime SI and SA showed that gender, sample size, survey year, study location and source of patients have no significant mediating effects on the results.


Suicide-related behaviours are common in Chinese schizophrenia patients. Due to the high mortality risk, regular screening and effective suicide prevention programmes are warranted.

KeywordChina Suicide Schizophrenia Meta-analysis
Indexed BySCI
Fulltext Access
Citation statistics
Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Health Sciences
Affiliation1.Faculty of Health Sciences,University of Macau,Macao SAR,China.
2.Guangdong Mental Health Center, Guangdong General Hospital & Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences,Guangdong Province,China.
3.The National Clinical Research Center for Mental Disorders & Beijing Key Laboratory of Mental Disorders, Beijing Anding Hospital, Capital Medical University,Beijing,China.
4.University of Notre Dame Australia / Graylands Hospital,Perth,Australia.
5.Department of Psychiatry,University of Melbourne,Melbourne, Victoria,Australia.
6.Department of Psychiatry,McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute,Montreal,Canada.
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Health Sciences
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Dong M,Wang SB,Wang F,et al. Suicide-related behaviours in schizophrenia in China: a comprehensive meta-analysis[J]. Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci,2017.
APA Dong M.,Wang SB.,Wang F.,Zhang L.,Ungvari GS.,...&Xiang YT.(2017).Suicide-related behaviours in schizophrenia in China: a comprehensive meta-analysis.Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci.
MLA Dong M,et al."Suicide-related behaviours in schizophrenia in China: a comprehensive meta-analysis".Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci (2017).
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Related Services
Recommend this item
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Dong M]'s Articles
[Wang SB]'s Articles
[Wang F]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Dong M]'s Articles
[Wang SB]'s Articles
[Wang F]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Dong M]'s Articles
[Wang SB]'s Articles
[Wang F]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
All comments (0)
No comment.

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.