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What are common methods of suicide around the world?

Suicide methods vary from region to region. In the United States, for example, handguns are the means of choice in 61 percent of suicides. Pesticides account for 58 percent of suicide deaths in China, and 48 percent of suicides in Canada result from hanging.

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